Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Practicing Human Geography

To help students to become a thorough and professional researcher, they receive a comprehensive grounding in the practical research methodologies of the discipline. Students also are trained in the philosophical, epistemological and theoretical approaches to human geography. Together, the practical and theoretical approaches to the subject makes students balanced, adaptable and highly-competitive candidate for employment and further doctoral-level research.

Entry requirements

Good undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 per cent or above in a related subject. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the university that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study.

Course modules

Modules include: principles of research design; quantitative data collection and analysis; qualitative data collection and analysis; key concepts and debates in human geography research methods in human geography engaging landscape; environmental policy and sustainability; encountering territory; regional policy and governance; rural economy, society and policy; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Part 1 of the course is delivered and assessed through lectures, tutorials and essay projects. In part 2, the successful acceptance of the dissertation (up to 20,000 words) leads to the award of a Master's.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,750 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Telephone number: 
01970 622643