University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Research In Human Geography

Students interact with other MSc students from across the social sciences and gain a breadth of academic research, teaching and key transferable skills. In addition to exposing individuals to cutting-edge debates in human geography, environmental science and related fields. The programme provides research training in theoretical, philosophical and methodological issues relevant to human geography and social science research. These include debates concerning social theory and epistemology, qualitative and quantitative techniques and their application to human geography, and research design, ethics and presentation.

Entry requirements

Normally a good Honours degree or equivalent in Geography or a related discipline.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: theoretical themes for geographers; human geography; social research methods 1; social research methods 2; dissertation.
Optional modules (Choose 2): Resilience and urban living; geopolitics and globalisation; the city and modernity; negotiating environmental controversies.

Assessment methods

Assessment formats include essays, presentations, a research proposal and a 12,000 word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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