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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

The Geography MRes is a pre-doctoral training programme version of the Geography MA. Alongside the opportunity to specialise in a chosen area of human geography, you will develop social science research skills and methods appropriate for further study in this field.

  • Develop your own area of research or complete a dissertation on a subject advertised by the School
  • 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
  • Work with institutions and groups beyond the university through our close ties with museums, archives, community organisations and artists
  • An MA 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. One recent graduate has become a researcher in the Housing and Development Board.

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.