Contemporary Human Geography (Research Methods) MA

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months   Part-time: 24 months
  • Programme start: October 2020
  • Entry requirements: You will need a 2:1 BSc or above (or equivalent for overseas students) in Science or Mathematics.
Contemporary Human Geography MA

Module details

Pathway A – Social/Cultural Geography

Whole Session

ENVS434: Space, Power and Culture (15 Credits)

Semester One

ENVS450: Social Survey Analysis (15 credits)
ENVS441: Qualitative Research Methodologies (15 credits)
SOCI504: Philosophy of Social Science (15 credits)
SOCI501: The Politics and Practices of Social Research (15 credits)

Semester Two

ENVS416: Theorising Human Geography (15 credits)
ENVS489: Researching Space, Power and Culture (15 credits)

Then either:

ENVS453: Spatial Analysis (15 Credits)

OR

3 Optional 5 Credit Research Training Modules (Total of 15 credits)

OR

An optional 15 Credit Module

Summer

ENVS493: Dissertation (60 credits)

Pathway B – Population Geography

Semester One

ENVS450: Social Survey Analysis (15 credits)
ENVS480: Population, Health and Mortality (15 credits)
ENVS441: Qualitative Research Methodologies (15 credits)
SOCI501: The Politics and Practices of Social Research (15 credits)

Semester Two

ENVS416: Theorising Human Geography (15 credits)
ENVS453: Spatial Analysis (15 credits)
ENVS418: Population and Health Analysis and Projection (15 credits)

Then either:

ENVS557: Understanding Social Exclusion (15 credits)

OR

3 Optional 5 Credit Research Training Modules (Total of 15 credits)

Summer

ENVS493: Dissertation (60 credits)


Part time programme structure

Pathway A – Social/Cultural Geography

Year One

Semester One

ENVS450: Social Survey Analysis (15 credits)
SOCI501: The Politics and Practices of Social Research (15 credits)

Semester Two

ENVS416: Theorising Human Geography (15 credits)

Year Two

Semester One

SOCI504: Philosophy of Social Science (15 credits)
ENVS441: Qualitative Research Methodologies (15 credits)

Semester Two

ENVS489: Researching Space, Power and Culture (15 credits)

Then either:

ENVS453: Spatial Analysis (15 Credits)

OR

3 Optional 5 Credit Research Training Modules (Total of 15 credits)

OR

An optional 15 Credit Module (either ENVS5xx or from other MA offers in Social Science)

Summer YEAR TWO

ENVS493: Dissertation (60 credits)

Pathway B – Population Geography

Year One

Semester One

ENVS480: Population, Health and Mortality (15 credits)

SOCI501: The Politics and Practices of Social Research (15 credits)

Semester Two

ENVS416: Theorising Human Geography (15 credits)

ENVS557: Understanding Social Exclusion (15 credits)

OR

3 Optional 5 Credit Research Training Modules (Total of 15 credits)

Year Two

Semester One

ENVS450: Social Survey Analysis (15 credits)

ENVS441: Data Collection Strategies and Techniques (15 credits)

Semester Two

ENVS418: Population and Health Analysis and Projection (15 credits)
ENVS453: Spatial Analysis (15 credits)

Summer Year Two

ENVS493: Dissertation