M.Sc. Human Geography Research

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP13750 Year (International)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Loughborough University | Loughborough, United Kingdom
This programme offers an overview of contemporary methods and techniques in human geography, meeting the needs of those considering research at graduate level.

Description of Human Geography Research


This programme offers an overview of contemporary methods and techniques in human geography, meeting the needs of those considering research at graduate level.

Combining hands-on experience of planning and executing research projects in the social sciences with a critical overview of debates in methodology, the programme offers the ideal grounding for students wishing to pursue a PhD in human geography.

More broadly, it equips students from a wide range of backgrounds with general and subject-specific research skills opening employment opportunities in a research position in the private, public or voluntary sectors.

Research interests span cultural, economic, development, historical, political, feminist, social and urban geography. We have a longstanding reputation for conducting leading-edge, policy-relevant research organized around two main themes: Children, Youth and Families, and Migration; Identity and the State.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Applications can be made at any time
Tuition fee
  • GBP 13750 Year (International)
  • GBP 6250 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 6250 Year (National)

UK/EU - £5,600
NON UK/EU - £16,750

Start date September  2015, December  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1*
  • Globalization: Key Debates and Issues
  • Textual Analysis: Research Techniques
  • Research Methods
Semester 2*
  • Dissertation
  • Doing Global Research
  • Globalization and Society

* semesters in which modules are taken are subject to possible change


Coursework and examination, plus a dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an agreed topic.

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Human Geography Research

High lower second class degree, of 55% of above, or upper second class honours degree in geography or other social sciences / humanities discipline or international equivalent.

Acceptable English language qualification

  • GCSE English Language - Grade C or above
  • IELTS band 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  • TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22

Work Experience for Human Geography Research

No work experience is required.

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