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Geography MA by Research

Durham University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Durham University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The MA (by Research) admits any student with a Bachelor's degree or higher in an arts or social science subject, of the required standard, to study in social science-facing aspects of Geography. This is a research degree, leading to presentation of a thesis and, if University conditions are met, graduation with an M.A. degree. Full-time students must study for a minimum of one and maximum of two years to obtain this degree. This, along with the Master of Science (by research), provides experience of advanced research but without the commitment to a minimum of three years study required at the outset of a PhD. As it is an 'arts' degree, it is suitable for students with a social science or an arts background, including human geography. All students have at least two supervisors, who will guide students through to completion of a substantial piece of work which must be original, significant and contain publishable material. Along the way training in generic and subject-specific skills will be provided by the Department, Faculty and University, together with careful monitoring and assessment of progress. Career includes: Postgraduate study at Durham presents an opportunity to develop a range of higher level research skills that can be transferred to the wider graduate job market. The specific learning and skills opportunities presented by Geography at Masters level are relevant to careers in a diverse range of areas including property and surveying, environmental consultancy and management, conservation, town planning, geopolitical risk, market research, development work, health, public policy, social research, logistics, youth and community work, education, energy, utilities and tourism. It is important to note that accredited professional study will be required for some of the aforementioned career areas. Other Masters students' progress into careers with no direct relevance to human or physical geography including banking, law, PR, consultancy, insurance, IT, retail, advertising, publishing, journalism and media.

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University information

Durham University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Durham University, The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, England

By inspiring students to do outstanding things at Durham, the university believes they will do outstanding things in the world.
Durham's famous cathedral and castle are at the heart of the city – and the heart of the university – forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Beyond studies, Durham offers a student experience and college life that is truly unique.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 72 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    186 88%

    5th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    27th

    7

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