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Masters degrees in Physical Geography offer advance study of the physical processes which determine the features of the Earth’s surface.
Specialisms and related topics include Remote Sensing and Topography. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Geography or Geology.
Courses in Physiography are highly diverse, and allow you to explore a broad range of terrestrial and marine environments, ecosystems and processes. There is scope to cover regional, national and international geographical features.
Practical training typically involves methods in geomatics, bathymetry, and geovisualisation methods. This may include practices such as GIS (geographical information systems), remote sensing, cartography and topography.
Specialisations are available on some courses, whereby you can analyse physical geographic features such as glacial movements, tectonics shifts and mountain ranges, or rivers and lake formation. You might even investigate the impact of extra-terrestrial material on the formation of feature’s in the Earth’s crust.
Careers in this field are highly varied, and may include urban planning, environmental monitoring, coastal marine management, or even mapping and satellite system design.
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We welcome applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Physical Geography. Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. 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
We offer MPhil and PhD supervision across a wide range of human and physical geography topics. Our research engages with applied issues and public policy concerns, as well as more abstract cultural and theoretical issues. Read more
Researchers can specialise in geography, geographical information science, environmental studies, development studies, international childhood studies, or community, youth and voluntary sector studies. Read more
.We're ranked fifth in the UK for Geography (THE World University Rankings 2019) and eighth in the world (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019). Read more
Join one of the top five Geography departments in the world (THE World University Rankings by Subject 2019). Develop advanced theoretical geographical information science (GIS) knowledge and understanding, alongside expertise in widely used geographic information systems and remote sensing software packages. Read more
The Master of Geography programme is a two-year advanced study organised by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the K.U.Leuven. This interuniversity master’s programme provides the students with comprehensive training in spatial approaches to social and/or natural phenomena. Read more
The aims of the course are to provide an understanding of key contemporary research problems in a range of disciplines in either the humanities and social sciences or physical sciences relating to the Arctic and Antarctica, and for students to undertake original research on a topic selected in consultation with members of staff. Read more
This course explicitly addresses the topic of sustainable cities. It is an interdisciplinary course that focuses on the human and physical processes shaping urban ecologies and environments. Read more
This part-time, online Masters course will provide you with in-depth and specialist knowledge of GIS techniques. You will focus on scientific, technical and computational aspects of Geographical Information Science (GIScience), with particular reference to the socioeconomic and environmental sciences. Read more
Join one of the largest and most successful groupings of geoscientists and geographers in the UK, as we address the most compelling issues of our time.
The University of Luxembourg is a modern institution offering a unique mix of international excellence and national relevance, delivering knowledge for society and businesses.
The School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Ulster University has a long established and successful record of teaching and research.