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This Masters in Human Geography: Spaces, Politics & Ecologies considers how geography has been used to actively engage with the world beyond the academy, focusing on social justice and social change, environment and development, and cultural and historical geographies.

Why this programme

  • The School’s Human Geography Research Group has strong working collaborations with the Glasgow Centre for International Development, the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum & Migration Network (GRAMNET), Glasgow Life/Museums, NVA, The Royal Society.
  • If you are considering pursuing doctoral research in human geography and the social sciences or seeking to develop a career in research in public, private and voluntary sectors, this programme is designed for you.
  • Our School of Geographical and Earth Sciences is ranked 32nd in the world (QS World Rankings 2018).
  • Our School is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 in the UK and top 5 in Scotland, recently achieving 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2019).
  • Focusing upon the themes of spaces, politics and ecologies, the MRes in Human Geography offers a postgraduate training in research methodologies and techniques with reference to specific theories and literatures.

Programme structure

Modes of delivery of the MRes in Human Geography: Spaces, Politics & Ecologies include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in workshops, project and team work.

Core courses

You will also take two courses in qualitative and quantitative methods in the social sciences and undertake an independent piece of research on a topic chosen by you.

Programme alteration or discontinuation

The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

Career opportunities include positions in non-governmental organisations (eg, Oxfam, Barnardos, SEPA, Scottish Natural Heritage), teaching, and PhD study.


Visit the Human Geography: Space, Politics & Ecologies (MRes) page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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