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Masters degree in Historical Geography offer advanced study of the ways in which geographic phenomena have changed over time, and their influence on populations and the environment.
Related subjects include Cultural Geography and Human Demography. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Human Geography.
Courses in this area of Human Geography offer an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the historical and continuing evolution of topographical, topological and social developments across the globe. This includes a combination of theory and methodology from disciplines such as Anthropology, History, Ecology and Geology.
You will be encouraged to determine how cultural features of various societies emerged and evolved, by understanding their interaction with the environment and local surroundings. For example, this could include seeking to understand migration patterns over periods of time, or the ways in which humans have sought food in different geographical areas.
This understanding is usually developed through an examination of critical theory, historical data, geographical systems and primary sources such as maps.
Careers in this field range from cartography and urban planning, through to GIS (geographic information systems) specialisation for environmental agencies and regulatory bodies.
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Aberystwyth University’s Masters in Practising Human Geography is specifically designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and competencies required of an advanced, professionally trained researcher specialising in Human Geography. Read more
London has long been an international centre of cultural production and political power. This interdisciplinary programme takes the city as its focus, using London as a central example, resource and inspiration. Read more
Offered in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), this new programme offers an unparalleled opportunity to study the social, political, cultural and economic development of the modern city from historical perspectives and through comparative experience of two of the great urban laboratories of the Western world, Paris and London. Read more
The MSc in Globalisation and Latin American Development focuses on the study of economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean and it is designed to prepare a new generation of regional leaders in international development. Read more
This Master's programme pioneers a fresh and critical approach that promotes architectural and artistic interventions which rejuvenate and reinterpret historic urban environments at all scales. Read more
The Department of Geography's master of arts program educates qualified students for work toward the PhD degree, and for professional careers in government service, federal agencies, health departments, industry and regional or urban planning. Read more
Accredited training for building conservation professionals. The MA in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings) is recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and offers a bespoke route for UK practitioners to achieve full professional membership of the IHBC. Read more
The Historic Environment is everything that we have inherited from the past, from historic buildings to archaeological sites, and from objects, documents and archives to oral history and song - it is our collective heritage. Read more