University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Human Geography

This programme's emphasis on independent research allows students to work closely with scholars who are leaders in their field. Research may be in any area of social, urban, environmental, development, political, economic, historical or cultural geography that is supported by the Human Geography Research Group. It is co-delivered with the University's Graduate School of Social Science. It offers a stepping stone to doctoral research in Human Geography and related disciplines.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, although students holding a 2.2 Honours degree, or its international equivalent, with appropriate work experience, may also be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with no score lower than 6.0 in each section); TOEFL-iBT total 100 (with no score lower than 20 in each section); a degree from an English speaking university may be accepted in some circumstances.

Course modules

Core courses: Methodological debates in human geography; research design in human geography; core quantitative data analysis 1 and 2; research skills in the social sciences (data collection); dissertation in human geography. Suggested option courses may include: Analysing qualitative data; contemporary social theory; the documents of life; explanation and understanding in social and politica research; intermediate inferential statistics (testing and modelling); listening to children (research and consultation); political ecology; qualitative methods and ethnographic fieldwork; survey methods and data; values and the environment.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 22,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 11,250 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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