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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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The MA in Practicing Human Geography provides advanced training in research practices and cutting-edge theories and methodologies that will equip students for careers in government agencies, public bodies, research institutes, private consultancies, or further doctoral-level research. Read more
The aim of the PG Certificate in Geography is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competence necessary to undertake research into and critical analysis of contemporary issues and problems from a geographical perspective. 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
Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation represents an important and relevant area of study. On this course, you will learn about the evidence that genocide and mass violence leaves behind as well as the cutting-edge forensic techniques used to locate and record it. Read more
The MRes in Human Geography/Sustainable Development is a one-year, full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Geography and Sustainable Development. Read more
The MA Geography is aimed at students who wish to develop a deeper understanding of key geographical ideas and themes, embrace opportunities to develop their critical thinking skills, undertake independent research in an area of specialist interest, and enhance their geospatial skills set. 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 to historic environments, promoting architectural and other creative interventions that reinterpret and rejuvenate 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
Engage with conservation in the context of historic buildings and develop a unique mix of practice-based and theoretical learning for your professional work or further research in the conservation sector. Read more