M.Sc. Human Geography Research

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP18950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
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 18950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 6600 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

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

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

English Language Requirements

CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

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.

Work Experience for Human Geography Research

No work experience is required.

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