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Studying Geography

Geography is the science that “pictures or writes about the Earth”, in all of its forms – lands, inhabitants and transformations. Graduates of Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees in Geography can become successful cartographers, environmental consultants, town planners or even landscape architects.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.

99 Geography Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.Sc. Research (MbR) (MA)

The MSc Research (MbR) (MA) at University of Leeds is distinct from our taught masters programmes and involves planning, implementing and writing up a research project (12 months full time; 24 months part time). You will be supervised by two members of academic staff and will be encouraged to submit your work for publication at the end of the course.

M.Phil. Geography

The Department of Geography supports postgraduate research across the diversity of research interests. Recent examples of PhD research topics include: climate change in mountain environments; geographies of youth smoking; innovations in river restoration; management of community water resources in rural Uganda; the use of social media in health campaigns; and reconstructing glacial environments. This diversity is also reflected in the list of topics linked to our bursary competition and the topics where applications can be made all year round (see below).

Faculty of Science
M.A. Social Anthropology with Geography

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Social Anthropology with Geography programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.A. Geography and Modern History

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Modern History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.A. Geography with Social Anthropology

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography with Social Anthropology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.A. Geography

The Geography MA/MSc programmes provide a strong grounding in current geographical theory, methods and issues by drawing on the expertise of our human geography staff from across the School.

Geography
M.Sc. Sustainability and Adaptation Planning

This masters degree focuses on the key strategic and leadership challenges brought about by climate change and broader environmental issues. From spatial master-planning to politics and economics, this MSc gets to the heart of how the environment must be brought into decision-making. It is among the first such programmes in the UK to put adaptation transformation at the heart of the teaching.

M.A. London Studies

London has long been an international centre of cultural production and political power. This interdisciplinary programme takes the city as its focus, using London as a central example, resource and inspiration. It is taught collaboratively in the Schools of Geography, and English and Drama.

Masters Programmes
M.A. Geography and Mediaeval History

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Mediaeval History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.A. Comparative Literature and Geography

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Comparative Literature and Geography programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.Res. Human Geography: Spaces, Politics, Ecologies

This Masters in Human Geography: Spaces, Politics & Ecologies at University of Glasgow considers how geography has been used to actively engage with the world beyond the academy, focusing on social justice and social change, environment and development, and cultural and historical geographies.

College of Science and Engineering
M.A. Human Geography Research

The Human Geography Research MA at Newcastle University is a recognised pathway within the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) North East Doctoral Training Centre (NEDTC). It provides advanced-level training in research skills, methods and theories so you can pursue a career in research.

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
M.A. International Politics (Critical Geopolitics)

This International Politics (Critical Geopolitics) course features distinctive contributions from critical international politics and human geography. It focuses on the key theories, approaches and thinkers in the study of geopolitics. It gives you insight into the political dynamics, consequences and discourses of contemporary geopolitics and how to think critically about these important political currents.

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
M.Res. Geography

The Geography MRes is a pre-doctoral training programme version of the Geography MA/MSc. Alongside the opportunity to specialise in a chosen area of human geography (see below), you will develop social science research skills and methods appropriate for further study in this field.

Geography
M.A. Social and Cultural Geography

In this Master’s degree in Social and Cultural Geography from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics you will acquire conceptual ideas, theoretical approaches and analytical research skills needed to study social and cultural geography at postgraduate level. 

M.Sc. Climate Change - Environment, Science and Policy

The Climate Change - Environment, Science and Policy MSc programme at King's College London is an opportunity for graduates of geography, physical sciences, engineering and computer sciences to explore specific issues relating to climate and environmental change at an advanced level. 

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.A. Environmental Management

Focused on understanding environmental issues and their management in the context of sustainability, this course draws on a range of expertise from the natural, physical and social sciences.

School of Geography
M.Sc. By Research Social Theory and Space

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

M.Sc. Globalization and Cities

Globalization and urbanization are two key social processes shaping the world in the 21st century. This programme provides a unique focus on the economic, social and political dimensions of globalization and the increasingly important role of cities in responding to and affecting global agendas. The Globalization and Cities programme is offered at the Loughborough University.

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Postgraduate Certificate Geography

The Postgraduate Certificate in Geography from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics offers you the opportunity to tailor a postgraduate programme in geography to your own interests and professional needs. You can select modules from the exciting range offered in our department and bring them together into a bespoke programme. 

Postgraduate Certificate Planning Practice

This part-time course is designed to provide the planning skills and knowledge necessary to supplement appropriate specialist Master’s degrees in order to satisfy the requirements of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Cardiff School of Geography and Planning
M.A. Film Studies and Geography

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Film Studies and Geography programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.Res. Critical Human Geographies (MRes)

The MRes Critical Human Geographies is a one-year, full-time taught Masters programme. It forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South West Doctoral Training Centre – a hub of world-class social science research – and so provides in-depth research training in the social sciences in general and human geography in particular.

College of Life and Environmental Sciences
M.Phil. Geography

We offer MPhil and PhD supervision across a wide range of human and physical geography topics. Our research engages with applied issues and public policy concerns, as well as more abstract cultural and theoretical issues.

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
M.Sc. By Research Urban Studies

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

Postgraduate Certificate Geographic Information Science

The Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics offers an advanced and flexible Postgraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GISc) for professionals and researchers who work with (or those who wish to work with) geographically referenced data.

M.A. Geography and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.Sc. Urban and Regional Development

The MSc Urban and Regional Development course is designed for those who want to understand more about spatial development theory and practice and help meet the policy challenge.

Cardiff School of Geography and Planning
Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Geography

Gain a PGCE and qualified teacher status (QTS) as a geography teacher with experience across key stages three to four, and support for preparing to teach in key stage five. Through university-based sessions, independent study and placements, you develop the skills and knowledge to teach pupils with a range of abilities in secondary school and college settings.

Postgraduate Diploma Geographic Information Science

The Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics offers an advanced and flexible Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science (GISc) for professionals and researchers who work with (or those who wish to work with) geographically referenced data.

M.Sc. Geospatial and Mapping Sciences

This Masters in Geospatial and Mapping Sciences at University of Glasgow focuses on understanding the theory and practice of geospatial data collection; land and hydrographic surveying; data and information quality; applications of survey information; and research and development in the field of geomatics.

College of Science and Engineering
M.Res. Fluid Dynamics Across Scales

The MRes comprises 5 taught core modules, delivered via formal lectures and tutorials, laboratory-based practicals and problem-based learning. The other main component of the MRes will be an independent research project, taking place in the second half of the year in one of the seven departments contributing to the CDT.

Master Geography - PGCE

This PGCE course will train you to teach Geography to GCSE level. Geography is a dynamic and relevant subject for all children to study and this course aims to equip you with the knowledge and professional competence to succeed as a teacher in this subject.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. Geography and Social Anthropology

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Social Anthropology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
Master Physical Geography

Taught by our team of leading academics, the MGeog Physical Geography integrated Masters course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of specialist topics such as geohazards, glacier and snow dynamics, palaeoecology, sea-level studies, environmental geochemistry (including isotope geochemistry), GIS, remote sensing and environmental modelling.

M.Sc. Geographic Information Science

The Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics offers an advanced and flexible Master's degree in Geographic Information Science (GISc) for professionals and researchers who work with (or those who wish to work with) geographically referenced data. 

Postgraduate courses
M.Sc. Human Geography

The Human Geography Research MSc equips students with the skills required for PhD research in Human Geography and cognate disciplines. It provides experience in planning, executing and completing a research project under the supervision of an expert in the field.

College of Science & Engineering
M.Sc. Geography

Our Geography MA, MSc course provides you with an excellent foundation in advanced Geography. The Geography programme is offered at King's College London.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.Sc. Glaciology

The MSc in Glaciology is designed to provide you with a range of skills appropriate for the practical and theoretical challenges of glaciological research, but which are also highly relevant to wider Earth Science and Physical Geographical contexts and employment beyond.

Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences
M.A. Spanish with Geography (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Spanish with Geography (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.A. Geography with Spanish

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography with Spanish programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.Sc. Eco-Cities

The MSc Eco Cities course addresses how cities can be planned and built to promote low carbon lifestyles. You will explore how ecological development can mitigate climate change and promote more sustainable ways of living. 

Cardiff School of Geography and Planning
M.A. Geography

Climate change, environmental governance, landslides, natural hazards, geopolitical conflict and territorial dispute, migration, sea level rise, energy poverty, flooding, debt, austerity, an urban century: these are just a few of the significant challenges that are confronting us today, and few departments are better placed than Durham Geography to study them. 

Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Geography

Develop as a highly qualified, effective and confident teacher of geography, studying with a specialist to gain the knowledge and skills to use a variety of different approaches to teaching your specialist subject; and achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science
M.A. Spanish with Geography

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Spanish with Geography programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.Sc. Human Geography:Society and Space

This Human Geography:Society and Space programme from University of Bristol is world-leading in the field. It provides you with a rigorous grounding in social theory and mainstream debates and techniques in human geography. It also offers a thorough training in qualitative and quantitative methods.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
M.Sc. Geography

Climate change, environmental governance, landslides, natural hazards, geopolitical conflict and territorial dispute, migration, sea level rise, energy poverty, flooding, debt, austerity, an urban century: these are just a few of the significant challenges that are confronting us today, and few departments are better placed than Durham Geography to study them.

Master Research in Human Geography MRes

The MRes Research in Human Geography is a research training Masters degree that provides the skills necessary to undertake a PhD in Human Geography, or for those who want to acquire rigorous research skills more generally.

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
M.Sc. By Research Media Geographies

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

M.A. Cultural Geography

The Cultural Geography programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London. It is celebrating its 20th birthday in 2015-2016. The course was founded in 1995 as one of the first masters programmes in the world to offer students focused engagement with the then emerging sub-discipline of Cultural Geography.

Department of Geography
M.Sc. Geography

The Geography MA/MSc programmes provide a strong grounding in current geographical theory, methods and issues by drawing on the expertise of our human geography staff from across the School.

Geography
M.A. Geography and Middle East Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Middle East Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
Postgraduate Certificate Geography

Aberystwyth University has a long tradition in teacher training in Geography. The course aims to give trainee teachers the confidence and skills needed to become successful teachers of Geography. 

M.A. Geography and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
Postgraduate Diploma Geography

The Postgraduate Diploma in Geography from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics offers you the opportunity to tailor a postgraduate programme in geography to your own interests and professional needs. You can select modules from the exciting range offered in our department and bring them together into a bespoke programme.

M.A. Geography (Research Methods)

The MA in Geography (Research Methods) - or MARM - aims to give a broad training in social science research methodology as well as more specific training in the approaches and techniques used in human geography.

Department of Geography
M.Sc. Geography

The MSc Geography from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics offers you the opportunity to tailor a postgraduate programme in geography to your own interests and professional needs. You can select modules from the exciting range offered in our department and bring them together into a bespoke programme. 

M.Sc. Geophysics with study abroad

Geophysics explores how physical principles can be applied to study processes operating in, on and around our planet, such as motion within its core tectonic movements, dynamics of the oceans and atmosphere, and the interactions in space between the solar wind and the Earth’s magnetic field.

M.A. Art History and Geography

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Art History and Geography programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
M.Sc. Nature, Society and Environmental Governance

The rate and complexity of environmental change poses profound economic, social and political challenges for contemporary society. Developing ways to address these challenges demands intellectual rigour, innovation and flexibility, as well as the capacity to think across existing disciplinary boundaries.

MGEOG Geography

This new integrated Masters course combines undergraduate and postgraduate study over four years. It adopts a combined approach to studying both human and physical geography, with a focus on the rapidly developing and exciting field of geospatial technologies.

M.A. Geography with Spanish (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography with Spanish (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.A. Cities and Cultures

The MA in Cities and Cultures combines the study of cultural geography with a specific focus on urban cultures, both past and present. It draws upon the latest developments in cultural geography and urban studies to provide advanced and critical understandings of how cities are socially produced, imagined, represented and contested. 

Geography
M.Sc. By Research Global Migration

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

M.Sc. Geophysics

Explore how physical principles can be applied to processes operating in, on and around our planet, with Southampton’s MSci Geophysics course. This four-year integrated masters works at the intersection of many sciences including Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy and Geography to help you understand the processes that shape planet Earth.

M.A. Geography and Management

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Management programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.A. Russian with Geography (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Russian with Geography (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.Sc. Transport and Planning

Transport touches almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives. This course encourages you to address the challenges ahead for developing the transport systems of tomorrow.

Cardiff School of Geography and Planning
M.Sc. Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy

The MSc Sustainability Planning and Environmental Policy will provide you with knowledge and understanding of sustainability theory, principles and practice. You will gain insights into the ways in which problems are defined, and the scope for applying cutting-edge policy and planning solutions to the environmental challenges faced by government, business and regulatory bodies.

Cardiff School of Geography and Planning
M.Sc. Research in Human Geography MSc/PGDip

The Master of Science Research in Human Geography from University of Birmingham is a research training Masters degree that provides the skills necessary to undertake a PhD in Human Geography, or for those who want to acquire rigorous research skills more generally. 

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
M.Sc. Human Geography

The MSc Human Geography, University of Nottingham is an ESRC-recognised Masters course that covers current themes in critical human geography and research methods for social scientists.

School of Geography
M.A. Geography Education

This MA will increase a student's understanding of the literature and concepts of geography education, while advancing their professional skills and developing their knowledge for successful subject leadership.

Institute of Education
M.A. Practising Human Geography

Aberystwyth University’s Masters in Practising Human Geography is specifically designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and competencies required of an advanced, professionally trained researcher specialising in Human Geography. Based at Aberystwyth University’s internationally-renowned Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (DGES), this course will equip you with both subject-specific expertise and a broad base of professional skills which are transferrable into a wide range of employment contexts.

Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences