12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2014-15
This research training programme focuses on the development of knowledge in human geography within the context of advanced training in research. Recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), it provides advanced-level training in research skills, methods and theories to enable you to pursue a career in research, either in the academic sector or with public, private or voluntary sector organisations.
Through the programme you will develop:
• bibliographic and computing skills for research, including the use of specialist software
• a professional approach to ethical issues surrounding research in human geography
• the ability to define research problems and design appropriate methods for their investigation
• skills in data collection and analysis and an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different data types and research methods
• proficiency in a range of qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques
• communication skills to ensure the effective dissemination of research to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant arts, humanities or social science subject, such as geography, planning, urban studies, environmental studies, sociology, politics or business studies. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant industry experience. Applicants currently living in the UK may be invited to an interview.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
School studentships and/or fees bursaries may be available - see the School's website.scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
Applications are considered throughout the year although specific deadlines for funding may apply.
This programme is within the subject area of Geography.
I chose Newcastle University because it has a very good reputation. The course was very well structured and the teaching staff were excellent.