Study Geography in United Kingdom

Study Geography in United Kingdom

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 UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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114 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
MEarthSci Geology and Physical Geography

The Geology and Physical Geography Honours Degree integrates the long-term perspective of Earth’s evolution with the shorter-term understanding of Earth Surface Processes, traditionally taught through Physical Geography. 

College of Science & Engineering
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
Master Human Geography: Spaces, Politics, Ecologies

This Masters in Human Geography: Spaces, Politics & Ecologies 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.

School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
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.Sc. Geographic Information and Climate Change

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

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
Master Environmental Geoscience (International) (MESci)

What determines the nature of the surface of the Earth, both physically and biologically, temporally and spatially, and what impact have humans had upon it? This is the sort of question that the Environmental Geoscientists are trained to answer.

Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
MEarthPhys Geophysics and Geology

Geophysics and Geology are concerned with the study of the Earth. Geophysics is the study of the Earth's internal structure and dynamics through the use of physics and mathematics.

College of Science & Engineering
M.Sc. Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy

The Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy MSc programme 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. You will explore a wide range of critical topics focusing on human-originated influences on the terrestrial, hydrological and atmospheric environments, and their biological, physical and societal consequences.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
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.

Geography
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.Phil. Human Geography

The Geography department is always keen to attract applications from highly motivated and suitably qualified candidates to undertake postgraduate research in the Department of Geography. Swansea Human Geography has secured a coveted place in the ESRC's UK-wide network of doctoral training centres (DTCs) as part of the prestigious Wales Doctoral Training Centre.

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. Urban and Regional Planning (RTPI Accredited) - PGDip, PGCert

Fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), this / PGDip / PGCert Urban and Regional Planning (RTPI Accredited) programme at the University of Birmingham is designed to develop students as reflective practitioners in the planning profession and related disciplines in the built environment, and can be studied either full- or part-time.

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Master Environmental Geography (MESci)

The MESci builds upon the equivalent BSc programme by means of a fourth year which enables you to undertake a specialist research project in the area of your choice. It is designed for highly qualified candidates who might aim to pursue a research career in academia, government or industry.

Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
M.Sc. Exploration Geophysics

This Exploration Geophysics course from the University of Leeds prepares you to embark on a career in resource exploration, environmental and engineering geophysics. Running for over 50 years it is well-established and has strong links to industry. It provides you with a broad range of practical skills, underpinned by a theoretical understanding that equips you to become a professional in your chosen field.

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.

M.Sc. Geospatial and Mapping Sciences

This Masters in Geospatial & Mapping Sciences 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. It is strongly endorsed by industry, accredited by the RICS and has an excellent employment record.

School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
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 Hebrew

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 Hebrew 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. 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.Sc. Geography

The Geography MA/MSc study programme is made up of optional and required modules. You must take modules with a total of between 180 and 190 credits to complete the programme.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
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. Russian 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) Russian with Geography programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
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. 

Master Environmental Geography (International) (MESci)

This programme is designed for highly qualified candidates who might aim to pursue a research career in academia, government or industry. Environmental Geography is the study of the interaction between humans and the natural environment. Using their distinctive skills set, environmental geographers are able to explain how Earth functions as a system, one with a long history, an ever-changing present and a future affected by our actions.

Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
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. Geography and Archaeology

Geography is the study of the way the world works. It is a uniquely diverse and integrative discipline that spans the natural and social sciences. As a natural science, Geography focuses on the environment, mainly through landscapes and their evolution through space and time. 

College of Science & Engineering
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
Master Marine Geography (MESci)

The MESci builds upon the equivalent BSc course by means of a fourth year which enables you to undertake a specialist research project in the area of your choice. It is designed for high-quality candidates who might aim to pursue a research career in academia, government or industry.

M.A. Geography and 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 and Spanish (With a year abroad) 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.A. Geography and Economics

Geography is the study of the way the world works. It is a uniquely diverse and integrative discipline that spans the natural and social sciences. As a natural science, Geography focuses on the environment, mainly through landscapes and their evolution through space and time.

College of Science & Engineering
M.Sc. By Research Media Geographies

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

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.Sc. Geography B.A./B.Sc.

This specialist integrated master’s course is designed for students with a passion for physical and environmental geography. It has a strong skills base and places a big emphasis on fieldwork and practical/ laboratory work.

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
M.A. Geography and Scottish 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 Scottish History 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. Global Health Geographies

We live in a world of remarkable health challenges: from emerging infections and non-communicable diseases to weak health systems and uneven access to medicines. In meeting these challenges, it is abundantly clear that improving global health requires a critical understanding of the complex interplay between health, politics and social and spatial inequalities in wealth and power. 

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
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.A. Geography and Psychology

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 Psychology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.A. Geography and Social Policy

Geography is the study of the way the world works. It is a uniquely diverse and integrative discipline that spans the natural and social sciences. As a natural science, Geography focuses on the environment, mainly through landscapes and their evolution through space and time. 

College of Science & Engineering
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. Geography and Philosophy

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 Philosophy programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.Sc. Food, Space and Society

The MSc Food, Space and Society will prepare you to pursue an academic career in food studies; enhancing the skills of those already working in the sector and developing prospective practitioners and policy-makers to understand more deeply the interplay between food security, justice and sustainability. 

Cardiff School of Geography and Planning
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
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.A. Geography and Social Anthropology

Geography is the study of the way the world works. It is a uniquely diverse and integrative discipline that spans the natural and social sciences. As a natural science, Geography focuses on the environment, mainly through landscapes and their evolution through space and time.

College of Science & Engineering
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.A. Geography with Environmental Studies

Geography is the study of the way the world works. It is a uniquely diverse and integrative discipline that spans the natural and social sciences. As a natural science, Geography focuses on the environment, mainly through landscapes and their evolution through space and time. As a social science, Geography is concerned with the relationships between people and their social, cultural, political and economic worlds. In both cases, the relationships between human and physical environments are central.

College of Science & Engineering