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Full time & Part time September MA Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Geography (17)

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The MA Geography programme at UCD offers students the opportunity to delve deeper into key geographical concepts and enhance their critical thinking skills. With a focus on independent research and geospatial expertise, this Masters equips students with a wide range of academic and transferable skills that are valuable in various careers, including teaching, research, consultancy, and Geographical Information Systems. The programme encourages students to become spatially-aware global citizens, fostering analytical thinking and collaborative problem-solving. Fieldwork is an integral part of the programme, providing hands-on experience in Dublin and its surroundings. Applicants from diverse academic backgrounds are welcome, and a 2:1 degree or equivalent is required.

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Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MA Geography is aimed at students who wish to develop a deeper understanding of key geographical ideas and themes, embrace opportunities to develop their critical thinking skills, undertake independent research in an area of specialist interest, and enhance their geospatial skills set. This Masters programme provides students with a range of academic and transferable skills that will be a benefit in many careers including teaching; research; consultancy; Geographical Information Systems; and careers in the public sector. We value holistic approaches to learning and active, sustained engagement with issues of societal importance. We challenge our students to develop as spatially-sensitive global citizens and encourage them to be analytical, reflective and critical thinkers. The capacity to engage in collaborative learning and problem-solving is a key competence of our graduates. The UCD School of Geography provides a high quality learning and research environment for graduate students and has pioneered innovative teaching and learning methodologies in the online and face-to-face environment. As well as small-group seminars, project-based learning and teamwork, fieldwork is a core element of the MA Geography programme.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of an upper second class honours (2:1) degree or international equivalent at bachelors level in any academic field, with a preference for fields of study related to your chosen stream with good academic grades (your transcript should include grades for each subject taken).Names and contact details of two referees who can assess your intellectual ability, maturity a

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Where will I study?

Where is University College Dublin


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Student Profile

Mei Han

“The MA Geography has been a great benefit to me. I have learned very strong analytical skills in Geography. There are quite a few optional modules that I could choose based on my interests and research orientation. The lecturers are all professional and nice, always patient with my questions.”"

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