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Full time & Part time September MRes 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

About the course

MRes Critical Human Geographies forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South West Doctoral Training Partnership, which provides in-depth research training in the social sciences in general and human geography in particular.

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Entry Requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit, although we usually require a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

Applicants are also required to meet our English language requirements. Please see our website for details.


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Student Profile(s)

Harriet

The course covers quite a broad range of topics which has enabled me to develop my existing interests whilst also opening up new ones. It feels like a new world of geography has been opened to me, which is pretty cool. I’ve been pushed very far out of my comfort zone, and the types of geography familiar to me, but this has really helped me develop and grow as an academic- something I am really proud of.

The biggest highlight of the programme for me has been the opportunity to develop a creative, individual project. I have been working on ‘culture jamming’ a children’s book in order to draw attention to some of the issues faced by homeless women. I have really enjoyed the opportunity to get creative, do something completely out of my comfort zone and to learn a different way of thinking about and presenting geographical ideas and research. I have also really enjoyed getting to know a wide variety of staff within the department.

My dissertation focuses on street homeless people and their ‘things’. I am interested in the things they have; why they have them; the role these things place in negotiating their homelessness and the challenges they face with their stuff (storage, theft, damage etc). I am hoping to use a more creative methodology for this project, involving some photography and photo led interviews. It’s very different to what I thought I would be doing at the beginning of the year, which makes it more exciting!

I’ve been really supported by various members of staff in the department, who have given me contacts to local services, advised me on the practicalities of working with homeless communities, and advised me on my methodology choices and helped me negotiate the ethical approval process.

As for Exeter itself, I like the location and Exeter is a beautiful city. The campus is beautiful, and there’s some really cool places to eat around it. But the biggest attraction to Exeter for me is the department- the staff produce really cool research and it’s exciting to be taught by them.

Scholarships

We’ve provided the information on our website to help you get started on finding funding opportunities that are available to you: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/

Value of Scholarship(s)

Over £4 million in scholarships available

Eligibility

We recommend you start looking as early as possible for funding, especially if you will need financial assistance to undertake a postgraduate course.

There are a number of ways to fund postgraduate study including: scholarships, studentships, wages, bursaries, savings, inheritance, and, increasingly, alternative methods such as crowdfunding and philanthropy. The options available may depend on your fee status or other criteria.

Application Procedure

See our website for details of funding available and how to apply :https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/

Further Information

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/

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