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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Geography

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Last Updated

    17 October 2018

Course content

About the MSc programme

The MSc Human Geography and Urban Studies (Research) provides an understanding of the key themes of contemporary geographical thought and allows you to develop an appreciation of the methodological implications of such theoretical developments.

Human geography and urban studies are dynamic and pertinent areas of the social sciences, drawing together concerns with space, economy, society and the environment. In addition to the understanding key geographical themes and methodology insight, you will be able to develop a substantive field of research interest.

The programme is offered by the Department of Geography and Environment, which is highly regarded both nationally and internationally. In 2018, the QS World University rankings rated the Department 2nd globally for Geography. The Department have had 3 holders of the highly competitive Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellowships for researchers under 36. The Department's research frequently interacts with other disciplines within LSE; many members of staff are active in a variety of research programmes, this includes: What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

This programme will be of interest if you have studied geography or a related social science subject at undergraduate level and are now looking for a more focused introduction to human geographical research. It is designed as preparation for study at PhD level, as well as further training in a broad range of substantive geographical and environmental themes. It draws on the breadth of theoretical understanding, research expertise and practical experience in the Department as well as the strength of LSE’s offering across the social sciences, allowing for learning in specialised courses elsewhere in LSE.

Graduate destinations

Many graduates from this programme go on to do PhD degrees, while others enter a wide variety of employment including consultancy, the public sector and education.

Further information on graduate destinations for this programme


Visit the MSc Human Geography and Urban Studies (Research) page on the London School of Economics and Political Science website for more details!

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