Our Human Geography Research MA is a recognised pathway within the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) North East Doctoral Training Centre (NEDTC). It provides advanced-level training in research skills, methods and theories so you can pursue a career in research.
Our course equips you with the knowledge and research skills needed to develop as a human geography researcher. Throughout the course you will develop: the ability to define research problems and design appropriate methods for their investigation; individual research interests through choosing your own projects; your research profile; research skills in data collection and analysis; an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different data types and research methods; bibliographic and computing research skills, including the use of specialist software; a professional approach to ethical issues surrounding research in human geography; research skills in qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques; communication skills for the effective dissemination of research to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Our key areas of research in human geography include: social and cultural geography; economic geographies; international development; geopolitics.
Newcastle University is one of the leading places for geographical research in the UK. In 2014, we received recognition for the quality of our publications and research outputs. 80% of our geography research output is world-leading or internationally excellent. This ranks us fourth in the UK for output quality. The impact of our research was also recognised, with Newcastle ranked equal third in the UK.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant arts, humanities or social science subject, such as: geography; planning; urban studies; environmental studies; sociology; politics; business studies.We will also consider your application if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant industry experience.If you live in the UK you may be invited to an interview.To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course
Recipient: Newcastle University
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