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Geography (Research Methods) MA

Durham University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Durham University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Summary

The MA in Geography (Research Methods) - or MARM - aims to give a broad training in social science research methodology as well as more specific training in the approaches and techniques used in human geography. There is a balance between theory and practical application. The course includes skills training and reflection on personal experience, and thosewho are going on to MPhil/PhD work are encouraged to relate what they learn to their future research. Most of the teaching is in small groups and emphasises student engagement and discussion. The MARM is an ESRC recognised Masters training course and all modules are designed and delivered in line within the ESRC's requirements. All modules include formative and summative assessment. The teaching is delivered in Terms 1 and 2. From Easter onwards you will work on your dissertation with the support of an allocated supervisor.

Course Learning and Teaching

The course is delivered jointly by the Department of Geography, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Psychology and the Department of Sociology. Most of the teaching is in small groups and emphasises student engagement and discussion.

All modules include formative and summative assessment. You will also complete a dissertation with the support of an allocated supervisor.

Tuition fees

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£ 21,360per year

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University information

Durham University

  • University League Table

    6th

  • 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

    3rd out of 71 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    180 90%

    6th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    4th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    20th

    7

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