Human Geography: Space, Politics, Ecologies at University of Glasgow - UCAS

University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Human Geography: Space, Politics, Ecologies (Research)

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Course summary

The MRes in Human Geography: Spaces, Politics, Ecologies engages at an advanced level with conceptual debates in human geography, with cutting edge methodological approaches and with the skills needed to communicate geographical ideas beyond the academy. The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills appropriate to undertake independent research in human geography. The research skills fostered and developed through the course can also be used in a range of different contexts such as the public sector, NGOs, trade unions and research consultancies. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Our School is ranked in the top 15 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • This programme will equip you with independent research skills which will be transferrable to careers in research in public, private and voluntary sectors.
  • The programme has a strong track record of preparing students for doctoral research in Human Geography.
  • The work of the teaching team is at the forefront of debates in critical geographies and there is particular expertise in environmental geographies, cultural, historical, political and social geography.
  • The teaching team includes editors of leading journals in geography including Antipode, GeoHumanities and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.
  • The programme draws on the teaching staff’s extensive experience of working beyond the academy in collaborations with a diverse range of organisations in both the global North and South.
  • You will be encouraged to engage in significant critical depth with specific theories and literatures and supported to develop your own critical perspectives.
  • You will develop your own individual research project in the form of a dissertation supported by expert supervision.
  • MRes students are part of broader human geography related activity such as the regular meetings of the Human Geography Research Group.
  • The School of Geographical & Earth Sciences has an Athena Swan Silver Award, demonstrating the school’s commitment to supporting women in scientific studies and careers, and to improving the working environment for all.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Modes of delivery of the MRes in Human Geography: Spaces, Politics & Ecologies include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in workshops, project and team work. Core Courses CONCEPTUALISING HUMAN GEOGRAPHY 1: SPACE, POLITICS, ECOLOGIES CONCEPTUALISING HUMAN GEOGRAPHY 2: GEOGRAPHICAL ENGAGEMENTS RESEARCHING HUMAN GEOGRAPHY: DESIGN, METHODS AND ETHICS QUALITATIVE METHODS QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DISSERTATION PROJECT You will also take two courses in qualitative and quantitative methods in the social sciences and undertake an independent piece of research on a topic chosen by you.

How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via by searching for 'international'. Classes start September 2021 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

Fees and funding

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Human Geography: Space, Politics, Ecologies at University of Glasgow - UCAS