University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham


This course is for students who wish to experience what it is like to do a PhD without the requirement to undertake 3 years of study. Students can also opt to take up to 60 credits of postgraduate modules to complement their research activities. The course enables students to conduct in-depth research into a science or social science focused aspect of geography. The creation of a major supervised research thesis forms the basis of the course, but students may also elect to undertake optional taught modules related to their research.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in an engineering, science, social science or humanities subject; English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Modules may include: advanced geographical research tutorials; advances in remote sensing; approaches to landscape; approaching economic geography; contaminated land management practice; critical human geography; the cultural geography of English landscape; dissertation: environmental management; environment, development and livelihoods; environmental management in practice; environmental management tutorial; foundations of environmental management; frameworks for environmental management; fundamentals of geographical information science; geospatial information services; geographical research methods; geospatial technologies: mobile, augmented and virtual; geographical information science in action; geographical information science study skills and research methods; principles of contaminated land management; professional geographical information science: consultancy project; project management and environmental legislation; quaternary environments; research design a; research design b; space and social theory; spatial data handling; studies in environmental history.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5559