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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Geography

  • Start Date

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  • Course Duration

    1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    09 July 2019

Our Cities and Cultures MA programme combines the study of cultural geography with a specific focus on urban cultures, both past and present. It draws upon the latest developments in cultural geography and urban studies to provide advanced and critical understandings of how cities are socially produced, imagined, represented and contested. Modules examine the relationships between urban space and power through themes that include empire, migration and postcolonialism. The programme also explores the meanings and politics of spaces in diverse cities by engaging with original texts as well as the built environment, art practices, literature, performance, film, exhibitions and museum curation. Core research training in geographical thought and practice equips you to undertake your own research in this field.

MRes version of this programme is also available, providing a pathway to doctoral research.

This programme:

  • takes your knowledge, understanding and skills to an advanced level through a research-led programme that provides flexibility for you to pursue your own interests
  • introduces innovative approaches to cities and urban life that make the most of QMUL's location in London, and that draw upon the School's strong connections with museums and artists
  • provides a unique basis for careers in the cultural and urban sectors, as well as for further research through its distinctive emphasis on urban practices and on creative collaborations between geographers, artists and curators.

Structure

The programme is made up of 180 credits. For full details on our modules please go to the online module directory.

Core module:

  • Dissertation of 15,000 words (60 credits)

Compulsory module:

  • Cities, Space and Power (30 credits)
  • Geographical Thought and Practice (30 credits)

Option modules:

  • Advanced Readings in Geography (30 credits)
  • Art, Performance and the City (30 credits)
  • Cultural Geography in Practice (30 credits)

One of the above option modules can be replaced by any other 30-credit QMUL masters-level module, including options outside of Geography, in consultation with the programme convenor.

Learning and teaching

As a student at Queen Mary, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercises and role-plays as well as open discussion. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You are assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.

Assessment

Assessment on each of the modules is through a variety of coursework assignments ranging from extended essays to reviews.

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £9,150

Part time £4,575

Tuition fees for International students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £16,350

Part time £8,175

Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU studentsand for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079

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Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:


Visit the MA Cities and Cultures page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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