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Masters in Geography

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More information about the Geography discipline

Geography is the science of the Earth that is concerned with land formations, terrain, inhabitants and phenomena. There are four traditional directions of research in this field: the spatial analysis of natural and human phenomena, physical study, the study of relations between man and land and Earth science. Geography aims at understanding the Earth with all its natural and artificial complexities.

As discipline, Geography can be divided into two areas of study: human and physical geography. Human Geography is focused on the human influence on the environment and the space it inhabits. Physical Geography studies the natural environment, the weather, vegetation, soil, water and land formations.

Geography is a base science that is necessary also in solving matters such as climate change, energy dependence, conflicts and war, globalization and even terrorism. Geography has also different applications like urban planning, community development, cartography, climatology, geoscience, transportation management, environmental management and many others in which potential students can specialize.

Suggested Study Programmes

  • Master in Geography Teaching

    Currently on 6% of those teachers in secondary schools teaching Geography have completed any tertiary level geography units. Between 2013 and 2015 the National Geography curriculum will be rolled out. There will be an unmet demand for qualified primary and secondary school geography teachers. Teachers currently teaching SOSE need to be provided with an opportunity to gain/upgrade their qualifications. The Graduate Certificate will be targeted at a national audience.

  • Master in Geography & Environmental Engineering

    Graduate study in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering prepares students for leadership roles in practice, development, and research pertinent to environmental and urban problems. At the graduate level, students are expected to increase the depth of their academic training in their particular area of expertise, and to develop the capacity to collaborate with individuals from other disciplines. Because of its diversity of interests and association with other JHU departments, the department can offer a broad range of graduate programs based on the natural, social, and engineering sciences.

  • Master in River Basin Dynamics & Management with GIS

    River basins are of fundamental importance to the world’s population, and industry and academia throughout the world demand research training in water dynamics and management. The University of Leeds has a world-class reputation for water-related research and for GIS development in an environmental context and this MSc programme builds on this success.

  • Master in Geographic Information and Climate Change

    The MSc Geographic Information and Climate Change course provides cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, Satellite Remote Sensing and Earth System Modelling alongside aspects of Climate Change. The course places particular emphasis on the technical aspects of GIS and Earth Observation as well as the past, present and future global and regional environmental and climatic change.

  • Master in Physical Geography (Geography)

    The Master's specialisation in Physical Geography aims at analysing the spatial extent of natural resources and the processes that shape and change the landscape. The core of the programme concerns the environmental problems arising from the use of resources such as water, soil and minerals.

  • Master in Engineering Science (Geographic Information Systems)

    USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Engineering Science (Geographic Information Systems) is ideal if you have a three year engineering degree and you want to extend your knowledge in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). You don’t even need work experience to commence your postgraduate studies in this degree.

  • Master in Geological Sciences

    UMD Geological Sciences offers programs leading to the M.S or Ph.D. within the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota. Faculty and students have a close working relationship. Programs are tailored to the area of the student's specialization, in consultation with a faculty advisor. We strive for research that balances field, laboratory, and theoretical studies. Although most candidates for advanced degrees will have completed a bachelor’s degree in geology, geophysics, or related fields, students in other fields of natural science are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have at least one year each of calculus, chemistry, and physics. Field camp and/or undergraduate research experience is recommended.

  • Master in Coastal and Marine Management

    Coastal and Marine Management is a cross-disciplinary master´s program that prepares students to engage with one of the most compelling and important subjects today: natural resource management and utilization.

  • Master in Environmental Health

    Northumbria’s MSc in Environmental Health builds on the success of its undergraduate degree in environmental health. It offers professional accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) – this degree provides the academic requirement to gain recognition as an Environmental Health Practitioner which itself opens career pathways into the public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK and abroad.

  • Master in Spatial Planning: Information, Tools and Methods

    The main aim of this master's degree is to provide students with suitable theoretical and technical training to work as professionals and researchers in the field of regional and urban planning.

  • Master in Geosciences and Geography

    To understand the challenges of tomorrow, we need knowledge of natural resources, condition of the environment and the impact of human actions on it. At the Department of Geosciences and Geography, you will learn a multidisciplinary approach to research, honoring both natural and social sciences.

  • Master in Global Urban Justice

    The MA in Global Urban Justice (GUJ) at the UoL, which is an ESRC recognized pathway to PhD qualification, is a unique postgraduate programme that combines cutting-edge theoretical and methodological training with ‘real-world’ experience of working with civil society organizations and campaign groups. It aims to meet a growing demand for interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise in the challenges of contemporary urbanization and social justice in cities and regions around the world.



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