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  Social Theory and Space MSc by Research


Swansea University    School of Biosciences, Geography and Physics

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Full time & Part time October, January MSc, Research Only 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
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The Social Theory and Space MSc by Research at Swansea University offers a unique opportunity to delve into the fascinating field of human geography. This one-year (or two-year part-time) programme allows you to conduct your own research project, guided by our expert academic staff. Immerse yourself in seminars, reading groups, and research activities to shape your project in areas such as structuralist and poststructuralist geographies, urban theory, and more. With a minimum upper second class Honours degree in geography or a related field, you can join our supportive community of international research students. Explore the world of social theory and space and make a meaningful impact.

About the course

The MSc by Research in Social Theory and Space 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 social theory and space 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 in Social Theory and Space 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.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants for MSc by Research must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University).

As well as academic qualifications, Admissions decisions may be based on other factors, including (but not limited to): the standard of the research synopsis/proposal, performance at interview, intensity of competition for limited places, and relevant professional experience.


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