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Masters by Research Geography and Environmental Sciences (Postgraduate)

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-20, FEB-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The School of Natural and Social Sciences offers postgraduate research supervision across a range of geographical topics. It is also possible to undertake research that draws upon expertise in cognate fields such as biological sciences, social sciences and countryside and community.

Environmental change Research topics include: climate and environmental change from the mid-Pleistocene to late Holocene; luminescence dating of landscape dynamics and hominin in evolution and dispersal; fluvial geomorphology; river channel dynamics using GIS; flood mitigation; landscape evolution using image analysis and physical modelling; remote sensing of glacial change; soil biogeochemistry and species’ response to climate change; conservation ecology, and use of palaeoecology and DNA analysis to inform conservation management.

Research in this area is promoted by the Centre for Environmental Change and Quaternary Research.

Globalisation and Development Research topics include: the city in the developing world including urban and peri-urban agriculture; migration policy, and migrant groups including seasonal agricultural labour; democracy in global governance; representation, development and change in Africa; population health, wellbeing and e supervisory team also has interests in pedagogic research, with a long history of active research and publications in this area.

See also research opportunities in biological sciences, social sciences, and countryside and community.

All students are required to take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers.

This research contributes to the research priority area Environmental Dynamics and Governance.

Tuition fees

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£ 10,000per year

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University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    107 51%

    52nd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    59th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 86%

    15th

    3

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