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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Geography

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time

  • Course Type

    MA, MSc

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    09 July 2019

The Geography MA/MSc programmes provide a strong grounding in current geographical theory, methods and issues by drawing on the expertise of our human geography staff from across the School. Combining core training in theory and practice with the opportunity for you to specialise in your chosen areas, you can choose the length of the dissertation. It is possible to develop your own area of research or to complete a dissertation on a subject advertised by the School (see below). Opportunities to work with institutions and groups beyond the university are provided through our close ties with museums, archives, community organisations and artists. Depending on options you choose, you can study key issues such as globalisation and development; cities, space and power; and collaborative cultural geographies. MRes version of this course is also available.

Structure

The programme is made up of 180 credits. For full details on our modules please go to the online module directory. Students are able to follow one of three distinct pathways:

Option A - Geography (Research) MA/MSc:

  • Core module: Dissertation of 30,000 words (120 credits)
  • Compulsory module: Geographical Thought and Practice (30 credits)
  • Plus option modules worth 30 credits

Option B - (Named Specialism) MA/MSc: 

  • Core module: Dissertation of 22,500 words (90 credits)
  • Compulsory module: Geographical Thought and Practice (30 credits)
  • Plus option modules worth 60 credits 

Option C - Geography MA/MSc

  • Core module: Dissertation of 15,000 words (60 credits)
  • Compulsory module: Geographical Thought and Practice (30 credits)
  • Plus option modules worth 90 credits

Option modules:  

  • Advanced Readings in Geography (30 credits)
  • Art, Performance and the City (30 credits)
  • Cities, Space and Power (30 credits)
  • Cultural Geography in Practice (30 credits)
  • Democracy, Right and Citizenship (15 credits)
  • Global Working Lives (15 credits)
  • Migration and Mobilities (15 credits)
  • Re-theorising Development Futures (30 credits)

You may also substitute one option module from the above list with another approved module offered by another School.

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

The compulsory module, Geographical Thought and Practice, is assessed by coursework; the dissertations are of an elective length; and the optional modules are assessed through a mix of coursework assignments ranging from extended essays to project summaries and practical reports.

Dissertation

You will also complete a dissertation of 15,000 - 30,000 words, depending on the path you choose (see structure). You will be assigned an academic supervisor from the School of Geography. Your supervisor will provide guidance and advice on your dissertation research. Students will meet with the supervisor at least six times from January through to June in order to ensure that your work is on track for completion. 

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/MSc Geography page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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