The MSc Human Geography is an ESRC-recognised Masters course that covers current themes in critical human geography and research methods for social scientists.
It is targeted at students contemplating pursuing PhD research or a research-related career.
As such, the course fulfils the requirements of year one in the ESRC's 1+3 postgraduate training model.
This programme offers training in a range of research techniques and methods as well as transferable, employment-related skills. The objective is to provide you with the necessary skills to begin doctoral research while also preparing you for a career beyond higher education.
As a student in the School of Geography, you will become part of a lively research culture, which will expose you to work taking place at the cutting edge of human geography.
You will be encouraged to attend school research seminars at which you will be exposed to advanced research by external speakers, while the school's research workshop series will allow you to engage with research-in-progress presented by staff within the school, and by current research postgraduates.
This course is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as providing 1+3 Research Training leading on to PhD study. The School of Geography is one of the strongest both nationally and internationally – this is reflected in its position in the UK's top five geography departments in The Times Good University Guide. 73% of our research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 and we were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England assessment of teaching provision.