Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Social and Cultural Geography

In this Master's degree you will acquire conceptual ideas, theoretical approaches and analytical research skills needed to study social and cultural geography at postgraduate level. You will engage with questions that interrogate the foundations of inequality, the relationship between power and dissent, identity and belonging, race, gender, cultural change and conflict. Representations of cultural landscapes and critical cartographies are used to explore the geographical imagination of the world from local to global scales. UK-focused and international case studies are used to illustrate critical, contemporary challenges, from understanding the dynamics of inequality in a city like London to the cultural processes underpinning the rise in populist politics and social movements across the world. To support the development of learning in areas that are of particular interest, you can choose option modules from a wide variety of subject areas such as urbanisation, culture and development, social anthropology, politics, religion and society. In addition to core content, you will learn research methods that will enable you to specialise and undertake the researching and writing of a dissertation on a subject that appeals to you, as well as develop skills to conduct independent research in both academic and non-academic contexts. **HIGHLIGHTS** - This distinctive Master's degree combines theoretical and critical approaches to social and cultural geography using real-world case studies. - The programme allows you to follow your own interests, with a wide choice of option modules, while developing your research skills and undertaking a dissertation in an area that interests you. - Our students have the opportunity to access activities and research centres across the College, including the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.

Entry requirements

MA: 2.2 or above in a social science or humanities degree. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

All assessment is by coursework. You also write a 15,000-word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses - and you don't have to start repaying until 2019. Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2018 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2018 8,175 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 4,075 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,175 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 4,075 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Geography, Environment and Development
Telephone number: 
02030738000