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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Bangor University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About This Course

The Geography MSc by Research (MScRes) is a one-year full-time research programme that differs from a taught Masters programme by placing more emphasis on research, and by being examined much more like a PhD, by viva voce (oral) examination, rather than by grading of coursework and dissertation. This degree will equip you with confidence and competence in the latest research skills (including generic skills such as literature searching, legal and ethical aspects, project planning, grant proposal writing, and statistical manipulation of data) and allow you to apply for further research training (PhD) programmes, or to directly apply for research positions in universities or research institutes.

You will be expected to participate in the graduate training programme provided by the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Graduate School to develop your subject-specific skills. You will also undertake training through the University’s Doctoral School to gain broad postgraduate-level skills.

Specific funded projects leading to this degree may be advertised from time to time, but you are welcome to discuss options at any time with potential supervisors. Details of research specialisms and contact details for staff can be found on the School Research pages. As well as offering strong support for research activities, the School offers unique opportunities for students to conduct project work under internationally recognised supervisors. Students also benefit from our extensive local, national and international links with state and private sector organisations.

Research Areas:

Rural land-use change and controversies
Glacial and fluvial geomorphology
Sustainable communities, tourism and eco-developments
Natural flood management
Environmental governance
Catchment hydrology and hydrometeorology
Food values, justice and poverty
Participatory approaches, citizen science and knowledge-politics
Long-term river response to environmental change
Geoarchaeology of alluvial environments
Alluvial Geochemistry and impact of PHEs on river systems.

Programme Length:

1 year full-time or pro-rata part-time.

Careers

As well as finding specific employment based on the specialist knowledge acquired during postgraduate training, your general employability will be enhanced by evidence of your ability to work independently, to think analytically and innovatively, and to conceptualise and question. During your studies, you will also have the chance to develop essential professional skills such as good communication, teamwork and leadership skills and enhance your practical experience. Our past graduates have gone on to careers in research (both in academia and research institutes) as well as in commercial environmental consultancies, DEFRA, water authorities, scientific publishing, landscape architects and many others.

Application deadline

11 June 2021

Tuition fees

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University information

Bangor University

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    Bangor University, Bangor (Wales), LL57 2DG, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 72 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    118 56%

    40th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    49th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    31st

    7

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