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MA Society, Space and Place

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Full time | Aberystwyth University | 1 year | 02-OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Geography Geographical / Land Survey Information Management

Course type


Course Summary


The MA in Society, Space and Place provides advanced training in research practices, theories and qualitative and quantitative methodologies that will equip students for careers in government agencies, public bodies, research institutes, and private consultancies, or for undertaking doctoral-level research. Students will complete specialist modules in human geography and cognate disciplines, and participate in a theory and methods school with students from Cardiff and Swansea universities. Students can expect to be part of an energetic postgraduate community and participate in the Department’s active and inclusive research culture. This course can be studied either one year full-time or two years part-time. The academic year is divided into three semesters. When studied full-time, students will complete the taught part of the course in semesters one and two, which is delivered through a combination of seminars, lecture-seminars and tutorials. Students undertaking this course will also attend a theory school, the DGES seminar series, and guest lectures offered in the Department. During the final semester, students will complete a specialist dissertation under the expert guidance of a dissertation supervisor.

How you'll be assessed

Depending on the modules chosen, assessment may be via a combination of essays, reports, presentations, research proposals, reflective journals, research critiques, literature reviews, policy recommendations, and seminar discussion. You will also submit a Master’s dissertation at the end of the academic year.


Students graduating from this course will have acquired a high level of competence in research design, data gathering, data analysis, key concepts and debates in the spatial social sciences and humanities.


The module will be delivered in a standard seminar format, based on intensive readings and involving continuous student participation.

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Entry requirements

Entry Requirements A good 2:2 Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent. Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience. Other Requirements Applicants are encouraged to submit an up-to-date CV as part of their application.