Queen Mary - University of London

Department of Geography

Geography (Research)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master in Research

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Programme description The MRes in Geography provides an advanced training in human geography and wider social science research approaches and methodologies for those wishing to proceed to a PhD in human geography. Based around the School’s highly successful MA/MSc Geography, this programme combines substantive modules in human geography with additional multi and inter-disciplinary research training offered through the ESRC recognised Queen Mary/Goldsmith’s Doctoral Training Centre, and the opportunity to focus upon an extended piece of independent research in human geography in preparation for a PhD. The MRes Geography is recognised by the ESRC on both a +1 and 1+3 basis. Students will be eligible to apply for ESRC funding for both the MRes and subsequent PhD. Programme outline Core modules: Introduction to Social Research Geographical Research and Practice Dissertation (Mode A or B) Module options include: Culture Space and Power Cities Empire and Modernity Understanding Globalisation and Development Globalisation and the International Political Economy Students studying on a Mode A basis complete the core modules, plus one module option, and a 15,000 word dissertation. Students studying on a Mode B basis complete the core modules and a 22,500 word dissertation. Assessment All modules are assessed through coursework, including essay writing, report writing, and presentations. Entry requirements An upper second class honours degree or higher in a humanities or social science subject from a UK University (or an equivalent international qualification) together with two supportive references. Candidates are expected to have good English language ability and to meet the standard of the IELTS – or equivalent – at a level of 6.5. International students, please see the international students page


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