London has long been an international centre of cultural production and political power. This interdisciplinary programme takes the city as its focus, using London as a central example, resource and inspiration. It is taught collaboratively, drawing on expertise from the Culture, Space and Power research theme in the School of Geography, and from the School of English and Drama. The programme brings together historical and contemporary perspectives on metropolitan culture through approaches that span the humanities and social sciences, and through engaging with urban history and theory, literature, art practice, performance, exhibitions, the built environment and more.
- provides a sound conceptual base as well as suitable practical training to conduct independent research on London, introducing resources in the city and ways of using them intelligently and creatively - makes the most of Queen Mary’s location in the East End, being close to key cultural resources and institutions as well as in an area whose historical changes and current transformations provide a focus for study and debate - involves working with a range of London-based archives, libraries, museums and other repositories with collections relating to the cultural life of the city, while exploring the practices of museums, institutions, artists and others working beyond the academy.
Why study at QMUL Geography?
- Professional and friendly environment: We are recognised as an international centre for excellence in teaching and research. Our work is at the forefront of human geography, shaping debates and providing significant new insight and understanding. We are also known for our friendly, collegial and welcoming ethos and are home to many of contemporary human geography's best known scholars. - Research excellence: Almost 80 per cent of our research outputs (books and articles) are rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) placing us 5th in the UK for this measure. Our research scores increased across all areas in the latest UK score of research excellence (REF 2014) and we're ranked joint 11th for geography in the UK overall. We're also proud to feature in the top 100 departments in the world to study geography (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016) - Employability: 94% of respondents from our postgraduates were in work or further study six month after graduation; 91% at graduate level (DLHE 2015) - Capital location: We're a School that cares about the world beyond the university, working with a range of community groups, artists, cultural and heritage institutions and policy makers, particularly here in east London. Our passion is to demonstrate through research and teaching the intellectual and political significance of geographical research and understanding. We encourage our students to become part of this vibrant intellectual culture.
London Studies MA
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"As a mature student it was important to me to come to a supportive environment where I could do the MA over two years to get me back up to academic speed and Queen Mary was very welcoming. There are only a few London Studies courses and this simply seemed the best. I became interested in walking practices when studying psychogeography on the course and a walk I created as the research part of my dissertation became my first guided walk on graduating. I now have my own small business creating heavily themed and psychogoegraphic walks in London that has been voted among London's top ten by The Guardian newspaper. An audio version created for The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is their top-rated London walk."
"Queen Mary is an ideal university to study urban geography because not only is the teaching excellent, but research starts as you walk out of the gates and into the vibrant and ever changing environment of London's East End. I was attracted to London Studies because of its unique and cross-disciplinary nature, which suits my way of working. My undergraduate degree was a joint honours in literature and history, so I really liked the fact I could take modules in geography and English literature. I was interested in London and in taking a place based approach to my study, and the modules I could take looked really interesting."
The Walter Oldershaw Award offers 8 awards for Home/EU or International students applying to any of our masters degrees in the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Value of Scholarship(s)
Home/EU and international students are eligible to apply.
Interested applicants should submit a 300-word statement elaborating why they should be considered, highlighting their academic and professional merit and details of how the award will further their professional development. Applications should be sent to the Postgraduate Studies Manager ([email protected]) by 5pm on Friday 21 July 2017. Further details or queries should be addressed to the Director of Masters Programmes, Professor Kavita Datta ([email protected]).
QMUL is proud to be working in partnership with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in the UK to offer a wide range of scholarships for postgraduate study at Master’s and PhD level.In 2017-18 we will be hosting an unprecedented number of Commonwealth Scholars from across the globe.Commonwealth Scholarships at QMUL typically cover full overseas tuition fees, living costs, airfares, and a variety of other expenses. Scholars from developing Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for these awards.You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for Master’s (one-year courses only). All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest relevance to development.
Value of Scholarship(s)
To apply for these scholarships, you must: - Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person - Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country - By October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree) For full eligibility criteria, please visit the website
All candidates should apply to QMUL online following our normal application procedures (please be aware that candidates applying for a Commonwealth Scholarship may have an earlier application deadline than normal) and will also need to make an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.Application deadline: 15 November 2016
HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities.The Scheme will upgrade junior academic staff in Palestinian universities through a Masters Scholarship programme.The eligible areas of study include:Business, Economics and Finance; Educational Management; Political Sciences and International Relations; Human Rights and Governance; Agriculture; Engineering; Law, Management; Environmental Studies; Water management, Nursing, TSOL, Human Resourses, Economics, Literature, Linguistics, IT, Science programmes, Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Infrastructure, Clean Energy and Conservation Strategies, MA Energy Management, Energy Conservation, Sustainable Energy, ICT, nanotechnologies and energy. The scholarship covers the following:- tuition fees - pre-departure briefing from the British Council - arrival allowances - thesis allowances - a monthly allowance to cover living expenses. Scholarship does not cover the costs for accompanying family, visa fees, IELTS cost, and Airfare ticket to from the UK.For full details, visit the website
Value of Scholarship(s)
- Applicant must be a resident citizen of Palestinian Territories. - Applicant must be currently employed by the Palestinian university which nominates her/him, which must be one of the participating Palestinian universities. - Applicant will have a Masters degree from a Palestinian university with a minimum grade of very good (and equivalent to at least a 3.0 Bachelor’s Degree from UK). - Applicant must sign a written undertaking to return to Palestinian university within a time frame agreed with their university, normally one year. - Applicant must have IELTS certification appropriate for course and university (normally at least 6.5, sometimes higher). For full eligibility criteria, please visit the website
Please read the guidance notes for applicants and submit the application form and supporting documents as outlined on the website. The completed application forms and all other documentation must be submitted in hard copies to your university scholarship coordination office by 23 January 2017
You will normally be expected to have a first degree with first or upper-second class honours in a humanities or social science subject (or equivalent international qualification). We actively encourage applications from students who have developed an interest in any aspect of metropolitan culture at undergraduate level and/or who have practical experience of working in related areas.
Recipient: Queen Mary University of London
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