Masters | Postgraduate Course - Critical Human Geographies MRes Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £7,900 full-time; £3,950 part-time International: £20,600 full-time
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Critical Human Geographies MRes

Study Details

MRes 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

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:

  1. Geographies of Culture, Creativity and Practice,
  2. Geographies of Life,
  3. Space, Politics & Power.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • GEOM105A Research Methods and Design in Human Geography 15
  • GEOM106A Contemporary Debates in Human Geography 15
  • GEOM107 Dissertation 60
  • GEOM130 Geographies of Culture, Creativity and Practice 15
  • GEOM131 Geographies of Life 15
  • GEOM132 Space, Politics and Power 15
  • POLM063 Qualitative Methods in Social Research 15
  • POLM809 Applied Quantitative Data Analysis 15
  • SOCM002A Philosophy of the Social Sciences 1 15

Entry Requirements

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

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

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.