Human Geography at University of Hertfordshire - UCAS

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Course summary

A University of Hertfordshire research degree is an internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. It develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills which are honed over an extended period, depending on the level of the award. The topic of research will depend upon your specific interests and the expertise of available academic staff. Current topics include:

  • geopolitics of the anthropocene
  • borders and shatterzones
  • small island geopolitics
  • diplomatic geographies
  • migration
  • transport and transport planning
  • urbanism and urban planning
  • rural planning
  • traditional irrigation
  • children’s geographies
  • geographies of diversity and inequalities
You will undertake an original research project for the duration of the degree, under the supervision and guidance of two or more academic members of staff. You are also supported by attendance at the University's generic training courses and our seminar series. For the duration of the degree, you are given opportunities to present your work at major conferences, subject to available funding for which applications for financial support would be required. The degree is assessed on the final research output, in the form of a written thesis of up to 25,000 words, which is defended in a viva voce examination with an external examiner present.


Entry requirements

In most circumstances, we would expect an upper second-class honours degree in geography or a related field (for example international relations, planning, etc.) However, do please contact Professor John Sturzaker to discuss your individual circumstances as, for example, relevant industrial experience may be considered. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is required for overseas students.


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Human Geography at University of Hertfordshire - UCAS