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MA MSc Geography

Queen Mary, University of London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £5000.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

The Geography MA/MSc programmes provide a strong grounding in current geographical theory, methods and issues by drawing on the expertise of our human geography staff from across the School. Combining core training in theory and practice with the opportunity for you to specialise in your chosen areas, you can choose the length of the dissertation. It is possible to develop your own area of research or to complete a dissertation on a subject advertised by the School (see below). Opportunities to work with institutions and groups beyond the university are provided through our close ties with museums, archives, community organisations and artists. Depending on options you choose, you can study key issues such as globalisation and development; cities, space and power; and collaborative cultural geographies. MRes version of this course is also available.

The Geography MA/MSc programmes provide a strong grounding in current geographical theory, methods and issues by drawing on the expertise of our human geography staff from across the School. Combining core training in theory and practice with the opportunity for you to specialise in your chosen areas, you can choose the length of the dissertation. It is possible to develop your own area of...

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Course Content

The programme is made up of 180 credits. For full details on our modules please go to the online module directory. Students are able to follow one of three distinct pathways:

Option A - Geography (Research) MA/MSc:

  • Core module: Dissertation of 30,000 words (120 credits)
  • Compulsory module: Geographical Thought and Practice (30 credits)
  • Plus option modules worth 30 credits

Option B - (Named Specialism) MA/MSc: 

  • Core module: Dissertation of 22,500 words (90 credits)
  • Compulsory module: Geographical Thought and Practice (30 credits)
  • Plus option modules worth 60 credits 

Option C - Geography MA/MSc

  • Core module: Dissertation of 15,000 words (60 credits)
  • Compulsory module: Geographical Thought and Practice (30 credits)
  • Plus option modules worth 90 credits

Option modules:  

  • Advanced Readings in Geography (30 credits)
  • Art, Performance and the City (30 credits)
  • Cities, Space and Power (30 credits)
  • Cultural Geography in Practice (30 credits)
  • Democracy, Right and Citizenship (15 credits)
  • Global Working Lives (15 credits)
  • Migration and Mobilities (15 credits)
  • Re-theorising Development Futures (30 credits)

The programme is made up of 180 credits. For full details on our modules please go to the online module directory. Students are able to follow one of three distinct pathways: Option A - Geography (Research) MA/MSc: Core module: Dissertation of 30,000 words (120 credits) Compulsory module: Geographical Thought and Practice (30...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Mile End Road

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2020

£9950.00

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Classroom

Mile End Road

Part Time, 2 years

September, 2020

£5000.00

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Entry Requirements

An upper second class honours degree or higher in a relevant subject from a UK university (or an equivalent international qualification), together with one supportive academic reference is usually required. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account and non-academic references can be considered in specific circumstances. It is not necessary to have a first degree in geography and we welcome applicants from different backgrounds in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Candidates are expected to have good English language ability and to meet our minimum English language requirements. If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements, it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme.

An upper second class honours degree or higher in a relevant subject from a UK university (or an equivalent international qualification), together with one supportive academic reference is usually required. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account and non-academic references can be considered in specific circumstances. It is not necessary to have a first degree in geography...

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Assessment Methods

The compulsory module, Geographical Thought and Practice, is assessed by coursework; the dissertations are of an elective length; and the optional modules are assessed through a mix of coursework assignments ranging from extended essays to project summaries and practical reports.

The compulsory module, Geographical Thought and Practice, is assessed by coursework; the dissertations are of an elective length; and the optional modules are assessed through a mix of coursework assignments ranging from extended essays to project summaries and practical reports.

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