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 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
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
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
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
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
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.

MEarthPhys Geophysics and Meteorology with Professional Placement

Geophysics and meteorology are of great economic and environmental importance. Geophysics combines physics and mathematics in the study of the Earth’s internal structure while meteorology applies similar methods and techniques to study atmospheric dynamics, climate change and meteorological phenomena. 

College of Science & Engineering
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.

Master Environmental Geoscience (MESci)

What determines the nature of the surface of the Earth, both physically and biologically, temporally and spatially, and how has mankind impacted upon it? This is the sort of question that the Environmental Geoscientists are trained to answer.

Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
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 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. 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. 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. 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.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.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.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. 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 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
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
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
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.

MEarthPhys Geophysics and Meteorology

Geophysics and meteorology are of great economic and environmental importance. Geophysics combines physics and mathematics in the study of the Earth's internal structure while meteorology applies similar methods and techniques to study atmospheric dynamics, climate change and meteorological phenomena. 

College of Science & Engineering
M.A. Geography with Persian

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 Persian programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.A. Social & Cultural Geography

This programme, which is ESRC recognised for research training, and part of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre, combines a thorough grounding in social science research methodologies with an in-depth exploration of topics at the forefront of contemporary social and cultural geography.

M.Res. Cities and Cultures

The Cities and Cultures MRes is a pre-doctoral training programme version of the Cities and Cultures MA. Alongside the focus on the cultural geographies of cities, it develops social science research skills and methods appropriate for further study in this field.

Geography
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
Master Marine Geography (International) (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 – and the MESci (International) course also allows you to undertake your third year of study at an overseas university. This is usually, but not exclusively, in North America or Australia. The marks you gain at that university then count towards your Cardiff University degree.

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. Its recognition by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) means that applicants are eligible to apply for 1+3 funding for Masters and PhD or, on successful completion, can apply to ESRC for +3 funding for a PhD.

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
M.A. Psychology 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) Psychology with Geography programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.A. Economics 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) Economics and Geography programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Economics and Finance
M.Res. 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.