menu icon

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Human Geography Cultural Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme combines the study of cultural geography with a specific focus on urban cultures, both past and present. It draws upon the latest developments in cultural geography and urban studies to provide advanced and critical understandings of how cities are socially produced, imagined, represented and contested. Modules examine the relationships between urban space and power through themes that include empire, migration and postcolonialism. They also explore the meanings and politics of spaces in diverse cities by engaging with original texts as well as the built environment, art practices, literature, performance, film, exhibitions and museum curation. Core research training in geographical thought and practice equips you to undertake your own research in this field.

This programme: takes your knowledge, understanding and skills to an advanced level through a research-led programme that provides flexibility for you to pursue your own interests; introduces innovative approaches to cities and urban life that make the most of QMUL's location in London, and that draw upon the School's strong connections with museums and artists; provides a unique basis for careers in the cultural and urban sectors, as well as for further research through its distinctive emphasis on urban practices and on creative collaborations between geographers, artists and curators.

As a student at Queen Mary, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercises and role-plays as well as open discussion. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You are assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.

Different course options

Full time | Mile End | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Geographical Thought and Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Dissertation of 15,000 words (60 Credits) - Core
Cities, Space and Power (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,150

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need an upper second class honours degree or higher in a relevant subject from a UK university (or an equivalent international qualification), together with one supportive academic reference is usually required. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account and non-academic references can be considered in specific circumstances. It is not necessary to have a first degree in geography and we welcome applicants from different backgrounds in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a leading UK and International university and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of Universities. Its history goes back to 1785, when it was originally four different colleges which have merged over the years. The University was born in London, and has five campuses in the city, but has expanded to include campuses in China, Malta and Paris. It has 26,000 students and 4,500 members of staff,...more

Similar courses at this uni