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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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.Sc. Aquatic Resource Management

The MSc Aquatic Resource Management programme aims to produce scientists capable of addressing priority water resource issues needing interdisciplinary solutions. It aims to provide in-depth fundamental and applied training in freshwater, estuarine and marine resources and their management, and to produce scientists able to use the knowledge and skills acquired to enter direct employment or university research.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
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.Sc. Geology & 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. The outcome is a degree that endeavours to understand the long and short-term controlling forces on global landscapes and implications for determining the role of modern anthropogenic and climatic pressures on the planet. This knowledge provides the platform for understanding natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanoes, flooding and landslides as well as natural resources such as hydrocarbons, water and minerals.

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
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.A. Geography and International Relations

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 International Relations 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. 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) Geography programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.Sc. Geophysics & Geology with Professional Placement

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. You will learn the fundamental physical principles and mathematical techniques underpinning the subject, and their application to fields as diverse as oil and gas exploration, environmental monitoring and protection, and mitigation of natural hazards. You will gain an understanding of the inner workings of our planet.

College of Science & 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.Sc. Geographic Information and Climate Change

The MSc Geographic Information and Climate Change course at Swansea University provides cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, Satellite Remote Sensing and Earth System Modelling alongside aspects of Climate Change.

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
MRes 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.Sc. Geophysics & 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. You will learn the fundamental physical principles and mathematical techniques underpinning the subject, and their application to fields as diverse as oil and gas exploration, environmental monitoring and protection, and mitigation of natural hazards. You will gain an understanding of the inner workings of our planet.

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.A. Geography & Politics

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
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.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
MRes 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
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.

M.Sc. Human Geography (Research)

This programme will be of interest if you have studied geography or a related social science subject at undergraduate level and are now looking for a more focused introduction to human geographical research. It is designed as a preparation for study at PhD level, as well as further training in a broad range of substantive geographical and environmental themes.

Department of Geography and Environment
Master Geophysics & 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. The programme includes two individual projects and an international field course.

College of Science & Engineering
M.A. Geography & Economic & Social History

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
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
MRes 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.

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. Future Cities - 1 year full-time

The MSc in Future Cities is the first course of its kind in the UK that is looking into the future of cities and provides you with the skills and knowledge to establish long term solutions using data and social science.

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

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.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. Environmental Geography and Climate Change

This innovative, Environmental Geography and Climate Change four-year degree programme from University of East Anglia gives you a comprehensive understanding of the science, impacts and politics of climate change. The huge importance of this scientific challenge has led to a major increase in the demand for scientists trained in the field, making this degree one of the most relevant qualifications available.

School of Environmental Sciences
M.A. Geography & 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. 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
Postgrad.Cert. Secondary Geography

Teaching is a challenging and rewarding profession. Effective teachers are able to draw from broad subject specific knowledge; secure understanding of theories about teaching and learning; and commitment to continuous improvement.

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
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 & 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. 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
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
Postgrad.Cert. 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 & 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. 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
M.Sc. Remote Sensing and Planetary Science

The Aberystwyth MSc in Remote Sensing and Planetary Science at the Aberystwyth University is designed to provide you with a range of key skills and expertise required to understand, analyse and interpret remote sensing and other spatial datasets, and to apply them on a solar system-wide stage. Previous graduates have since contributed to the BEAGLE Mars exploration projects.

Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences
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.<br>

M.Sc. Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

This Advanced Geotechnical Engineering programme combines the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s expertise in tourism with its overall focus on enterprise and innovation, making it perfect for those interested in managerial positions within the tourism industry.

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
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. Taught by members of the School's Culture, Space and Power research theme, the programme draws upon the latest developments in cultural geography and urban studies to provide an advanced and critical understanding of how cities are socially produced, imagined, represented and contested. Modules examine the relationships between urban space and power through themes that include empire, migration and postcolonialism. They also explore the meanings and politics of spaces in diverse cities by engaging with original texts as well as the built environment, art practices, literature, performance, film, exhibitions and museum curation. Core research training in geographical thought and practice equips you to undertake your own research in this field.

Geography
M.A. Geography & 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. 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
Master Geophysics & 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. The programme includes two individual projects, a large final-year research project and an international field course.

College of Science & Engineering
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
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.Phil. Physical 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.

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.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.

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