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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

The Geography MA programme provides a strong grounding in current geographical theory, methods and issues by drawing on the expertise of our human geography staff. You can shape the programme to suit your goals and aspirations. With core training in theory and practice, you can focus on your chosen specialism and adjust your dissertation length and elective modules accordingly.

  • Develop your own area of research or complete a dissertation on a subject advertised by the School
  • Enhance your qualifications, broaden your skills and knowledge specialisms, and prepare to conduct further research
  • Work with institutions and groups beyond the university through our close ties with museums, archives, community organisations and artists
  • An MRes version of this course is also available


  • Geospatial analysis, remote sensing and environmental modelling software and computing facilities
  • Field equipment and laboratory facilities to analyse environmental samples, the River Laboratory, a micromorphology and micropalaeontology suite and a luminescence dating laboratory
  • Learning resources and libraries at Queen Mary, the University of London and other collections such as the British Library

Career paths

Our students have gone on to undertake successful careers within government and secure positions in international non-governmental organisations among others.

Recent graduates have gone on to PhD study or to work as a:

  • News producer
  • Labour Party Borough Organiser
  • HE administrator


The module provides an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of original research on a subject that directly relates to your interests within geography. Following a period of consultation with your supervisor you will develop a topic that relates to your studies and then be given the skills to conduct detailed theoretical and empirical research on that topic. The research may include quantitative or qualitative approaches and include fieldwork and archival research.

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

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject.