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Human Geography Research MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Human Geography

Course type


Course Summary

This is a recognised pathway within 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. The course equips you with the knowledge and research skills needed to develop as a human geography researcher. Our key areas of research in human geography include: social and cultural geography; economic geographies; international development and geopolitics.

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 and communication skills for the effective dissemination of research to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module aims to illustrate a variety of key concepts and themes of study within human geography; to highlight the diversity of cross-cutting analytical approaches applicable to key concepts and themes within human geography; to introduce students to the research specialisms and culture of human geography at Newcastle University and to highlight the relevance of human geography, and the roles of the geographer, through the examination of concepts and their application in research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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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

Students should have 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 or business studies. Their application will also be considered if they 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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