Geography at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Our MRes and (Sc) MRes Geography courses enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science, technological or social science focused aspect of geography. These courses are ideal for those who wish to achieve a research-based masters-level qualification. Through dedicated support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, MRes students typically undertake extensive research in human geography (social science, arts and humanities aspects of geography), while (Sc) MRes students focus on a scientific or technological aspect of geography. It is possible to apply to transfer to the Geography PhD during the course of your MRes degree. You will benefit from being part of a world-leading, research-intensive school, spending time on a topic of your choice while enhancing your research skills and subject expertise. Our culture of interdisciplinary study and knowledge transfer enables us to generate high-impact research that influences government public policy, private enterprise and third sector organisations.


You will study modules worth 180 credits. The supplementary regulations for the Degree of Master of Research (MRes) in Geography state that a maximum of 60 credits may be obtained from taught modules at Level 4 and/or generic training courses from within the university. Any taught modules and research training taken must be clearly cognate with the student's research topic. The remaining 120 to 180 credits must be obtained from a thesis module at Level 4. The maximum word length of the thesis will reflect its credit weighting.

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent); IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

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