Geography (Research Methods)
The MA in Geography (Research Methods) - or MARM - 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, and those students who are going on to MPhil/PhD work are encouraged to relate what they learn to their future research. Most of the teaching is in small groups and emphasises student engagement and discussion. The MARM is an ESRC recognised Masters training course and all modules are designed and delivered in line within the ESRC's requirements. All modules include formative and summative assessment. The teaching programme is delivered in Terms 1 and 2. From Easter onwards students work on their dissertation with the support of an allocated supervisor.
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||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 18,000 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 9,900 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||DH1 3LG||North East|
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