Queen Mary - University of London

Department of Geography

Cities and Cultures (Research)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master's in Research

Format: Campus

Program Description:

You will gain an advanced training in wider social science research approaches and methodologies, combined with specialist study of cultural geography with a specific focus on urban cultures past and present. This programme is especially suitable for those wishing to proceed to a PhD in cultural geography. Based around the School’s highly successful MA Cities and Cultures, you will consider how cities are socially produced, imagined, represented and contested. Specialist, substantive modules engage with original texts that have informed thinking about urban spaces and cultures as well as a range of other source materials. The programme combines this study with additional multi and inter- disciplinary research training offered through the ESRC recognised QMUL-Goldsmith’s Doctoral Training Centre, and the opportunity to focus upon an extended piece of independent research in cultural geography in preparation for a PhD. The aims of this programme are the same as the MA Cities and Cultures with the key difference that students take an additional 60 credits of research methods. This programme will provide a research pathway for those wishing to pursue a PhD after their masters degree or as part of their ESRC-recognised 1+3 research training for their PhD. Students enrolling on an MRes Cities and Cultures will take the following compulsory modules: GEG7107 Dissertation module (60 credits) GEG7120 Geographical Thought and Practice (30 credits) GEG7121 Introduction to Social Research (60 credits) (jointly taught with Goldsmiths, University of London as part of the Doctoral Training Centre) You are then able to choose ONE from the following list of elective modules: GEG7122 Cultural Geography in Practice (30 credits) GEG7105 Cities, Empire and Modernity (30 credits) GEG7109 Empire, Race and Immigration (30 credits) GEG7102 Art, Performance and the City (30 credits)


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