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About Political Geography
Masters degrees in Political Geography offer advanced study of the influence of political factors in the distribution of populations, and their effect on the environment.
Both taught MA and MSc degrees are available in this field. Related subjects include Economic Geography and Cultural Geography. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Anthropology or Human Geography.
Courses in this field offer an exploration of theories within international politics and human geography, to investigate the political dynamics, consequences and discourses of contemporary geopolitics.
Theory typically covers the role of state governments and associated institutions such as regulatory bodies in shaping economics, international relations, communications and social justice.
For example, you may examine sustainable development for urban planning policies on national and international scales. Or, you might research community participation with local, regional and national issues such as environmental conservation.
You could even explore material culture and trade relations in relation to social and political hegemony, or how political conflicts affect territories and resources during wartime.
Careers may include roles within international organisations, the public sector, NGOs or charities, the media and think tanks.
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Political decision-making and action at the international level are shaped by complex psychological mechanisms that are often under-explored or overlooked by mainstream approaches to International Relations. Read more
Our International Financial and Political Relations MSc explores the intersection of finance, politics and international relations by examining the changing nature of financial systems, banking and regulation and issues of governance. 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
In recent years the world has seen many violent conflicts, ranging from the former Yugoslavia, Congo, Afghanistan to Iraq. Many of the violent conflicts are nowadays fought over issues as identity, territory or resources (e.g. Read more
The Environment and Development MA/MSc course is designed to provide you with an advanced theoretical understanding of the relationship between development problems and environmental issues, grounded in differing regional contexts across the global South. Read more
The Disasters, Adaptation & Development MA, MSc course takes a social development perspective, exploring topics such as human vulnerability, response to natural and technological hazards and to hazards associated with climate change. Read more
Today's global community has brought with it unique and unforeseen challenges, from the threat of environmental catastrophe and resource shortages, to infrastructural and economic failure and global terror. Read more
Would you like to develop skills and tools that enable you to contribute to a more sustainable society? If that is the case, this programme is tailor-made for you!. Read more
The Master in Border Studies is a two-year joint international study programme addressing the complex economic, political, social and cultural issues of borders and of border regions in Europe and beyond. Read more
This course features distinctive contributions from critical international politics and human geography. It focuses on the key theories, approaches and thinkers in the study of geopolitics. Read more
This MA course is designed for those who wish to explore the social dimensions of risk and resilience. Read more
The MPhil in Development Studies is seeks to provide students with a critical and reflexive program that eschews the norm. This approach to development enables a rethinking of who benefits from explicit and implicit contemporary approaches, allowing for a repositioning of who development is for. Read more
Whether you are a graduate aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, our suite of International Development master’s courses is for you.
We offer taught MSc courses in civil and environmental engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, engineering management, oil, gas and shipping, and mechanical engineering. You can also study an MSc by research or an MPhil/PhD.
Ranked 1st in the world for development studies in the QS University World Rankings, there are few better places to study the global issues of our time than at The University of Sussex.
Develop a critical understanding of conflict, humanitarian crisis and peacebuilding
The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual European research university with nearly 6,200 students from all over the globe. 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 Graduate School of the Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a community of people with a commitment to sustainability and specialist knowledge of architecture, low impact building, renewable energy engineering, climate change and environmental science. For the last 40 years CAT has pioneered sustainability practice and theory in the UK, and it promotes an integrated understanding of environmental solutions.