M.Sc. Economy, Space and Society (MSc)

University of Nottingham

Tuition fee:
  • € 5,282 / Year (EEA)
  • € 12,762 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Drawing upon the School of Geography´s research strengths in the field of economic geography, this course provides an in-depth exploration of the intersections between economy, space and society.

The MSc is aimed at students with an interest in the empirical and theoretical frontiers of economic geography, in addition to those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary economic landscapes.

The formulation, research, and writing of a dissertation form an integral part of the course.

As well as exploration of theoretical and philosophical developments within economic geography, human geography and the social sciences more generally, the MSc provides training in a range of key research techniques and methods. The course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to go onto doctoral research while also preparing you for careers beyond higher education.


This course aims to provide you with a research-led teaching and learning programme for study at the research frontiers of economic geography.

By the end of the course, you will be capable of critical evaluation of core theoretical and empirical developments in economic geography, and will have a comprehensive understanding of contemporary economic and business landscapes.

In addition, modules have been designed to provide you with the skills needed to understand and effectively employ research methods and philosophies from across the social sciences. With this in mind, you will acquire a range of research and other transferable skills to equip you for a successful research-related career.

Over the course of the autumn and spring semesters, you will take a number of core modules. These are currently:

Semester 1

* Critical Human Geography
* Approaching Economic Geography
* Research Methods in the Social Sciences
* Philosophy of Social Science

Semester 2

* Research Design
* Approaching Economic Geography
* Research Methods in the Social Sciences
* Philosophy of Social Science

Please note that all module details are subject to change.

After successfully completing the taught components of the course, you will undertake a supervised dissertation on a subject of your choice.

Course Structure
The MSc in Economy, Space and Society can be completed during one year of full-time study or over two years, part-time.

You will need to complete a total of 180 credits to pass the course. This includes 120-credits´ worth of compulsory modules (as listed above), as well as a 60-credit dissertation.

The dissertation is an extensive piece of independent research carried out within the broad field of economic geography. You will benefit from the support of a dedicated project supervisor, as well as the generic research skills training offered by the University´s Graduate School.


Entry requirements:2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)Including:Economic geography & sociology modules, economics, business studies, anththropology and other appropriate social sciences.Other requirements:Interest in and previous experience of critical study of the economy and economies.IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)TOEFL paper based:573 with 4.5 TWETOEFL computer based:230 with 4.5 in TWETOEFL IBT:88 (no less than 19 in any element)

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

193 (Grade B)

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