Society, Space and Place at Aberystwyth University - UCAS

Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Society, Space and Place (Taught)

Course summary

This course will challenge you to personally engage with the theoretical and practical approaches to Human Geography. You will critically assess the way in which Human Geography has dealt with key themes including space, place, time, scale, mobility and power, and also the ethical, moral and legal perspectives on the subject. You will relate geographical concerns to ethical issues and relevant public policy debates, and argue your case with academic rigour. You will then prove this learning in your own practical research project. Our excellent teaching staff will support and encourage you throughout your studies. The world-renowned Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (DGES) will expose you to the widest possible range of expertise, through its regular guest seminar series and a residential ‘theory school’, involving Cardiff and Swansea universities. These stimulating interactions provide excellent opportunities for the career-minded to network and socialise in a professional context. The course is a year-long, full-time programme divided into two parts over three semesters. In part one, you will establish a breadth of necessary skills in a number of core modules whilst directing your own study by choosing specialist modules. In part two, you will apply your learning in the individual dissertation worth an additional 60 credits. Contact time is approximately 10 -14 Hours per week and our small, friendly classes provide a productive environment where you can engage with your subject matter fully supported by staff and your peers. By graduating from this course, you will have strengthened your employability in both specialist and more general areas of work. As a specialist, you will be a highly competent contributor to any work relating to territory, landscape, policy and governance, sustainability, research design and data handling. In more generic employment situations, your strengths will be broad and deep because you will be able to demonstrate mastery of any planning, project-management, analysis and reporting skills that your employer will require. Whether you progress into doctoral research or employment, your practical training in research, monitoring and analysis will make you highly desirable to employers, academic institutions and other consulting agencies.


Modules include: Principles Of Research Design; Qualitative Data Collection And Analysis; Quantitative Data Collection And Analysis; Key Concepts And Debates In Human Geography; Research Methods In Human Geography; MA Dissertation; Environmental Policy And Sustainability; Regional Policy And Governance

Assessment method

Part 1 of the course is delivered and assessed through lectures, tutorials and essay projects. In Part 2, the successful acceptance of your dissertation (up to 20,000 words) leads to the award of an MA.

Entry requirements

2ii Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent.  European and International applicants can find their grade equivalence on our comparability page. Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience. English Language Requirements: If you have a Bachelor’s degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test. Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must take a University-recognised test of academic English language proficiency.

English language requirements

Programmes: English Literature and Creative Writing (Masters); Geography and Earth Sciences; International Politics; Law (PhD, MPhil and LLM by Research); Psychology; Theatre, Film and Television Studies IELTS 7.0 with minimum 6.0 in each component * English and Creative Writing (Masters) 7.0 in each component TOEFL 100 with minimum component scores: Listening 22, Writing 24, Reading 24, Speaking 25. Pearson PTE: 68 with minimum scores of 65 in each component

English language requirements: Postgraduate Programmes

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for postgraduate courses starting in 2023/24 is yet to be confirmed.
Society, Space and Place at Aberystwyth University - UCAS