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Practicing Human Geography MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Human Geography

Course type


Course Summary

This course will expose you to Human Geography at its cutting-edge and you will become aware of the most up-to-date debates, theories and methodologies in the context of a lively and robust working department. The skills and expertise with which this course will equip you are particularly relevant if you hope to gain employment with government agencies, public bodies, research institutes or private consultancies, or if you wish to progress to further doctoral-level research. Students graduating from this course will be highly competent contributors to any work relating to: policy and governance; territory; landscape; sustainability; research design; data handling. DGES graduates have taken a wide variety of career pathways: Environmental consultancy; Oil and gas exploration and development; Research work alongside prominent institutions/initiatives - REDD+ initiative, Norwegian Space Centre; Policy advocacy work in the energy sector; Management; Commercial & Quality Assurance; Strategic Research Consultancy; Marketing and Strategy Development; Planning roles across various market sectors; Local and national government; Civil Service; International, investment, and private banking; Education. Throughout this programme you will enhance your: Presentation and communication skills; Research and study skills; Critical analysis and evaluation; Project management and problem solving skills; Subject-specific knowledge, skills and competencies; Ability to structure and communicate complex ideas efficiently; Ability to work independently and in a team setting; Professional work ethic.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The module develops competencies in the understanding and application of appropriate research theories and methodologies within the field of human geography.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee for 2018/19 entry is £6,280 per year. There will be a slight increase in 2019/20 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee for 2018/19 entry is £14,500 per year. There will be a slight increase in 2019/20 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a good undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above in a related subject. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the University that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study.