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Human Geography: Spaces, Politics, Ecologies MRes

Human Geography: Spaces, Politics, Ecologies MRes

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Full time | University of Glasgow | 12 months | SEP

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12 months

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Human Geography Space Science Politics Ecology

Course type


Course Summary

The MRes in Human Geography: Spaces, Politics, Ecologies engages at an advanced level with conceptual debates in human geography, with cutting edge methodological approaches and with the skills needed to communicate geographical ideas beyond the academy. The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills appropriate to undertake independent research in human geography. The research skills fostered and developed through the course can also be used in a range of different contexts such as the public sector, NGOs, trade unions and research consultancies.


  • This programme will equip you with independent research skills which will be transferrable to careers in research in public, private and voluntary sectors.
  • The programme has a strong track record of preparing students for doctoral research in Human Geography.
  • The work of the teaching team is at the forefront of debates in critical geographies and there is particular expertise in environmental geographies, cultural, historical, political and social geography.
  • The teaching team includes editors of leading journals in geography including Antipode, GeoHumanities and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.
  • The programme draws on the teaching staff’s extensive experience of working beyond the academy in collaborations with a diverse range of organisations in both the global North and South.
  • You will be encouraged to engage in significant critical depth with specific theories and literatures and supported to develop your own critical perspectives.
  • You will develop your own individual research project in the form of a dissertation supported by expert supervision.
  • MRes students are part of broader human geography related activity such as the regular meetings of the Human Geography Research Group.


Career opportunities include positions in non-governmental organisations (eg, Oxfam, Barnardos, SEPA, Scottish Natural Heritage), teaching, and PhD study.


This course provides students with a deep knowledge and understanding of conceptual debates in human geography and engages with contemporary debates in the discipline relating to spaces, politics and ecologies.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more

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