University of Leicester

University of Leicester


The flexibility of the MRes in Geography allows students to develop their domain knowledge and research skills under the direct supervision of a member of staff. The relationship between staff and student is more direct than that under traditional MSc supervision. Each student takes 40 taught credits from existing modules and the dissertation component of the MRes allows the student to develop and explore a deep understanding of their topic. It is expected that the MRes will result in publications. The MRes is an ideal basis for pursuing a research career through a PhD.

Entry requirements

Students are normally required to have at least an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in an environment related or a science subject. Appropriate industrial or professional experience can be considered as an equivalent entry qualification on a case-by-case basis.

Course modules

Dissertation; plus 2 option modules from: introduction to GIS; programming for spatial scientist; spatial information science; research design and methods in geography; geographical visualisation; earth observation and remote sensing; environment, space and society; global climate and environmental change; environmental economics; theories, concepts and applications of sustainable development; sustainable management of biological resources; spaces of social change; living with environmental change; ecological and environmental assessment; critical resource geography.

Assessment methods

The 40 taught credits are delivered by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning, directed reading and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by a mix of coursework and examination. The MRes thesis is assessed separately.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0116 252 3823