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Human Geography Research MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Human Geography

Course type


Course Summary

Our Human Geography Research MA is a recognised pathway within the the ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership. It provides advanced-level training in research skills, methods and theories so you can pursue a career in research.

Our course equips you with the knowledge and research skills needed to develop as a human geography researcher. Throughout the course you will develop:

the ability to define research problems and design appropriate methods for their investigation
individual research interests through choosing your own projects
your research profile
research skills in data collection and analysis
an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different data types and research methods
bibliographic and computing research skills, including the use of specialist software
a professional approach to ethical issues surrounding research in human geography
research skills in qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques
communication skills for the effective dissemination of research to both specialist and non-specialist audiences

Our key areas of research in human geography include:

social and cultural geography
economic geographies
international development

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module aims to familiarise students with the exercise of writing an M Level dissertation; to demonstrate the requirements dissertation, exploring styles and the literature review; to show students how to make use of a theoretical framework, and an appropriate methodology; to show how to apply theory and methods in practice; to enable students to develop, plan and manage a research strategy and to help students to practice project management.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant arts, humanities or social science subject, such as: geography; planning; urban studies; environmental studies; sociology; politics; business studies. We will also consider your application if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant industry experience.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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