M.A. Local and Regional Development (Research)

Newcastle University

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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You complete compulsory modules(both generic and subject-specific) and a research dissertation.

Contents

Compulsory modules
HSS8001 Thinking About Research
HSS8002 Information Skills
HSS8003 Dissertation Preparation
HSS8004 Qualitative Methodology in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
HSS8005 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
GEO8002 Local and Regional Development Theory and Policy
GEO8007 Local and Regional Development: Methodology, Analysis and Statistics
GEO8018 Local and Regional Development and Governance
GEO9089 Research Dissertation

Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject, such as the arts, humanities or social sciences (eg geography, planning, urban studies, environmental studies, sociology, politics, history or business studies). We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant industry experience. Applicants based in the UK may be invited to interview.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) 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.

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