University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen, Kings College
St Mary's Building
MRes Human Geography, MPhil, PhD Human Geography
The Programme holds full postgraduate research training recognition from the Economic and Social Science Research Council. Students intending to take the MRes as a direct bridge to PhD research are welcome to discuss possible applications to the ESRC for "1+3" fees and maintenance funding. Students who successfully complete the MRes and wish to begin a PhD will be helped to apply to the ESRC for "+3" studentships covering 3 years fees and maintenance. The main aim of the programme is to prepare students for a research degree in Human Geography, broadly defined, while providing a comprehensive introduction to social sciences research strategies. The inter-disciplinary nature of Human Geography means that subject specific training incorporates a wide range of philosophies, epistemologies, concepts and methods. These subject-specific components combine the expertise of staff who represent various research specialisms within the discipline. Students are introduced to the diverse ways of currently doing Human Geography by researchers who work in fields including rural and regional development and policy, uneven development economic restructuring, transport and mobility, environmental management and policy. The complementary social sciences training delivered by the School of Social Science exposes students to the research of staff and peers from cognate disciplines (e.g. Sociology, Anthropology, Politics and International Relations).