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Critical Human Geographies MRes

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Human Geography

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

The MRes Critical Human Geographies is a full-time taught Masters programme. It forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South West Doctoral Training Centre – a hub of world-class social science research – and so provides in-depth research training in the social sciences in general and human geography in particular. With a focus on preparing you for a career in social science research, whether at doctoral level at university, or in the public and private sectors, the MRes programme provides core modules in social and geographical theories and methodologies, along with three research-led modules through which you can experience the variety of cutting-edge scholarship undertaken in the department:

  • Geographies of Culture, Creativity and Practice,
  • Geographies of Life,
  • Space, Politics & Power.

The programme structure and content of the MRes in Critical Human Geographies reflects our commitment to integrating MRes students into the wider research culture of the department, whilst the title of the degree reflects the commitment that human geography staff at the University of Exeter have to pursuing critical intellectual agendas within the discipline.

Learning and teaching

We utilise a range of teaching methods to help you learn, from lectures and seminars, to reading groups and tutorials. Methods modules involve practicals and substantive modules are often based on lectures and student-led seminars. You will be encouraged to develop your own research and disciplinary interests over the course of the academic year.

Careers

The University of Exeter has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and our students and graduates compete very successfully in the employment market. Whatever path you follow after graduating, we're here to help and support you with all your career and employability needs.

The MRes Critical Human Geographies is essentially designed to develop in you a broad based and relevant knowledge of research approaches and methods in human geography and the social sciences, and to provide you with a range of transferable skills appropriate to Masters level research within the discipline. The programme aims to prepare you for careers as a professional researcher in either academic or non-academic environment. The core training in social scientific philosophy, epistemology, methodology and analysis are set within a contemporary human geography context, allowing you to apply the wider concepts and skills introduced in the broader social scientific setting to specific topics of geographical inquiry.

Different course options

Full time | Streatham Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

This module will provide you with an overview of the different disciplinary traditions and theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research, as well as a comparative perspective on qualitative research across disciplines and in relation to quantitative methods. It will train you in a range of core methods relevant to the social science sub-disciplines, including an appraisal of their respective strengths and weaknesses, with a focus on the challenges of data collection and analysis.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit, although we usually require a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

University information

The University of Exeter is a public research university that is a member of the leading research- oriented UK universities, the Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of their 23,613 students, 4,681 of these are postgraduates. There are three main campuses to study at, with most...more

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