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The MSc by Research in Media Geographies allows you to undertake a year-long (full time) or two-year-long (part time) individual programme of personally and professionally enriching research, supervised by our Human Geography academic staff.

Your media geographies research project will be shaped by participation in research activities such as seminars and reading groups, as well as your involvement in one of our established Human Geography research groups.

While this research programme usually finishes after a year (or two years for part-time students), it can be used to progress to the second year (full-time equivalent) of a PhD degree in Human Geography in the appropriate circumstances.

The range of our current human geographical research in this area includes:

  • Cinematic cities: cities in film and filming in cities
  • Digital geographies and locative media
  • Climate Change and the media
  • The geopolitics of ‘fake news’
  • Literary geographies: graphic novels and the urban experience
  • Geography of the performing arts: dance and theatre
  • Virtual spaces and mediated places

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) assessment of research in the UK, 95% of Geography research at Swansea was judged to be of international quality, and 60% was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

  • Geography at Swansea achieved UK Top Ten for research impact [REF 2014]
  • UK Top 20 for research quality [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2019]
  • Top 75 in the world [51-75 (out of 200) in the new Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017]
  • World ranked in the top 250 [QS World University Rankings 2017]

How you're supervised on the Media Geographies research programme

The Department of Geography and the College of Science provide a supportive and friendly environment for our thriving community of research students from all over the world, and you will work closely with and be supported by the Department's academic staff. One of our Human Geography academic staff members will be your primary supervisory, and they will guide you through your studies. You will also have a second supervisor from either Human Geography or an appropriate cognate discipline, depending on the nature of your project. 

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Visit the Media Geographies MSc by Research page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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