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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Human Geography Cultural Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Alongside the focus on the cultural geographies of cities, this programme develops social science research skills and methods appropriate for further study in this field.

  • A pre-doctoral training programme taught in conjunction with the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP)
  • This MRes is an approved pathway for ESRC funding, enabling students to apply for ESRC 1+3 funding to cover the MRes and a PhD
  • Examine innovative approaches to cities and urban life that make the most of our location in London
  • Draw upon the School of Geography’s strong connections with museums and artists
  • Study within The City Centre, our dedicated centre for collaborative research and related activities that are focused on the city and urban life


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 careers in the cultural and urban sectors. They have also gone on to further study, supported by the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP). This programme prepares you for further research through its distinctive emphasis on urban practices and on creative collaborations between geographers, artists and curators.

Different course options

Full time | Mile End | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module provides subject-specific research training in human geography and will cover core understanding of key concepts and approaches to human geography research; subject specific research and transferable skills; and qualitative and quantitative, subject specific methodological and presentation techniques. This module will equip students with the skills necessary to design and implement an extended piece of primary 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.