Research course


University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a relevant discipline. Please check our website for English language requirements.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Geography staff work at the cutting edge in a number of research fields, including environmental change, policing, flooding, cold-climate geomorphology, health, volunteering and children and youth geography. We have a supportive and active research postgraduate community in bespoke office space within Geography.

Geography staff lead the University's Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (a partnership between the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute) and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research, a collaboration between 13 Scottish universities.

Geography staff also make a significant contribution to:

  • The University of Dundee UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science;
  • The Social Dimensions of Health Institute;
  • The SFC/ESRC funded Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN).

Research staff and postgraduate students operate within two research groups, the Space and Society Research Group (SSRG) and the Environmental Systems Research Group (ESRG). Both hold regular informal discussion meetings and research seminars.

Department specialisms

Groups - Society Research Group - Environment Research Group

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Martin Kirkbride
+44 (0)1382 384513