Geography (Research Methods)
This course aims to give a broad training in social science research methodology as well as more specific training in the approaches and techniques used in human geography. There is a balance between theory and practical application. The degree programme includes skills training and reflection on personal experience.
A Bachelors degree or higher in an arts or social science subject, of the required standard, to train in preparation for studying for the PhD.
Core modules; philosophy and theory in contemporary human geography; research frontiers in human geography; using geographical skills and techniques; perspectives on social research; fieldwork and interpretation: qualitative research methods; dissertation. Optional modules available in previous years include: statistical exploration and reasoning; applied statistics; quantitative methods in social science.
Assessment methods include essays, projects, reports, oral presentations, data analysis assignments, dissertation, critical (literature) review and unseen computer-based examination.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,600 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||Durham||DH1 3LG||North East|
Department of Geography
0191 334 1851