Queen Mary - University of London
Department of Geography
Master of Science/Master of Arts
Programme description The MA/MSc in Geography is designed to provide an advanced understanding of a variety of specialisms in human geography. A key feature of the programme is its flexibility. It can be taken in three different modes, enabling you to choose the length of dissertation and number of optional modules (whether in Geography or a cognate discipline) you take. The programme has proven especially popular not only to recent graduates but also to professionals who want to update their qualifications and widen their research and writing skills. The MA/MSc in Geography (Mode C) is recognised under the ESRC’s 1+3 funding scheme. (See also Scholarships/ Studentships on p84 for details of possible changes to ESRC recognition). Programme outline Please note, module structures may be amended following the School’s accreditation as part of the Queen Mary/Goldsmith’s ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. Core modules: All students take the core module Social Science Research: Methods and Methodologies. MA/MSc in Geography Modes of Study Mode A MA/MSc Geography (Research) Students complete the core module Social Science Research: Methods and Methodologies A dissertation of 30,000 words One specialist module from the list of options offered Mode B MA/MSc (Named Specialism for example Cultural Geography) Students complete the compulsory module Social Science Research: Methods and Methodologies A dissertation of 22,000 words Two specialist modules from the list of options offered Mode C MA/MSc Geography (ESRC recognised) Students complete the compulsory module Social Science Research: Methods and Methodologies A dissertation of 15,000 words Three specialist modules from the list of options offered Modules options include: Culture, Space and Power Art, Performance and the City Cities, Empire and Modernity Empire, Race and Immigration Understanding Globalisation and Development I Understanding Globalisation and Development II Globalisation and Development in Practice You may also substitute one option module from this list with another approved module offered in a cognate discipline at Queen Mary, University of London. Assessment The core module, Social Science Research: Methods and Methodologies, 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. Entry requirements Applicants will normally be expected to have a relevant first degree with first or upper-second class honours (or equivalent) in Geography or a related discipline in the social sciences or humanities. We actively encourage applications from students who have developed an interest in any aspect of human geography or related social sciences at undergraduate level, and/or who have relevant work experience. For international students, please refer to our International Students section.