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4025F - Human Geography Research MA

Human Geography Research MA

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Start in: September 2022

Our Human Geography Research MA is a recognised pathway within the ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership.

Overview

This master's in Human Geography Research provides advanced-level training in research skills, methods and theories so you can pursue a career in research.

Our key areas of research in human geography include:

  • social and cultural geography
  • economic geographies
  • international development
  • geopolitics

Newcastle University is one of the leading places for geographical research in the UK. In 2014, we received recognition for the quality of our publications and research outputs. 80% of our geography research output is world-leading or internationally excellent. This ranks us fourth in the UK for output quality. The impact of our research was also recognised, with Newcastle ranked equal third in the UK.

Following the assessment of case studies ranging from a wide topic area, 70% were rated as world-leading, including:

  • the role of universities in regional growth
  • new ways of benchmarking economic areas
  • standards for the assessment of water quality
  • the impact of people trafficking

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What you'll learn

Our course equips you with the knowledge and research skills needed to develop as a human geography researcher. Throughout the course you'll develop:

  • the ability to define research problems and design appropriate methods for their investigation
  • individual research interests through choosing your own projects
  • your research profile
  • research skills in data collection and analysis
  • an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different data types and research methods
  • bibliographic and computing research skills, including the use of specialist software
  • a professional approach to ethical issues surrounding research in human geography
  • research skills in qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques
  • communication skills for the effective dissemination of research to both specialist and non-specialist audiences

 

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

 

Your future

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

As part of the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology you'll be based in the newly refurbished Henry Daysh Building.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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  • living costs
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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

School of Geography Politics and Sociology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3921 
Email: Geographyadmissions@newcastle.ac.uk

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