Taught course

Human Geography Research

University of Plymouth · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree (Upper Second class or better) in a relevant discipline OR overseas equivalent. A minimum grade C in English Language or a minimum score of 6.5, with 5.5 in each of listening, reading, speaking and writing in IELTS. A minimum Grade C Mathematics at GCSE level or equivalent. Overseas applicants must have proficiency in English that is in accordance with the current University regulations. Completion of an English language course prior to commencing the programme may be recommended to students for whom English is not their first language.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore the diverse and exciting subject of human geography. Geographers are fascinated by society and environment and examine how places are understood, imagined, used, shared and contested by different peoples. Geographers study the world at a range of scales, from the local to the global, and have a keen appreciation of how places are connected.

Be part of a rich discipline that engages with a vast range of philosophies and methodologies in its quest to understand people’s diverse relationships with the world.
The aim of this MSc programme is to offer a high quality and distinctive course that develops students into critical and effective researchers in human geography. The programme provides training in qualitative and quantitative research techniques and develops a critical knowledge of human geography research. It is delivered in an environment underpinned by research excellence. Working with a supervisor you'll benefit from high levels of contact time and support as you produce your extended dissertation and immerse yourself in to a real world issue.
With an onus on independent, supervised study you'll be prepared for the nature of independent PhD research and will be able to develop your own indepth research interests which will prime you for further study. The key skills and knowledge gained in this course will prime you for jobs in market research, local government and consultancy.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    12+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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