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Join QMUL Geography and take your studies to masters level working alongside our researchers in geography and environmental science. From urban studies to river science, globalisation and development to glaciology, civil society to ecology, global health to metropolitan culture – our collective expertise is diverse and and seeks to tackle some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.

Cities and Cultures MA

Cities and Cultures MA: combine the study of human geography with a specific focus on urban cultures, both past and present. Explore how cities are socially produced, imagined, represented and contested and examine the diversity and disparity within places and the ways communities interact with their city’s physical and social environment. You will consider urban space and culture and investigate the built environment, art practices, literature, music and film amongst other materials.

Cities and Cultures MRes

Cities and Cultures MRes: choose this version of our Cities and Cultures programme if you are interested in developing your social science research skills and methods. Our MRes is a pre-doctoral training programme and its research modules are taught through the London Social Science Doctoral Centre. It is an approved pathway for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding if you wish to pursue a PhD.

Development and Global Health MA

Development and Global Health MA: choose this programme* if you are interested in combining the study of development and health geographies. Unlike our specialist programmes (Global Development Futures MA and Global Health Geographies MA), you blend a selection of modules on development and global health allowing you to develop a hybrid focus on geographical approaches to securing advances in human well-being. Optional fieldwork opportunities are available to either Mumbai, India or Geneva, Switzerland. *Starts in Sept 2017. Subject to approval.

Environmental Science by Research MSc

Environmental Science by Research MSc: join our Earth surface science researchers and work with them to create your own individual project. Topics have recently included the exploration of the environmental impact of landfill, lateral moraine formation, analysis of glaciotectonic structures, assessment of rare species, and the analysis of braided river channels. It’s an ideal programme for those looking to continue to PhD or to work independently as a consultant.

Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments MSc

Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments MSc: specialise in the management of freshwater environments on this specialist programme developed in close collaboration with the water industry. Combining hydrology, geomorphology, biogeochemistry and ecology, the research provided by our team of academics is designed to produce outstanding scientists capable of developing interdisciplinary solution to priority water resource and catchment issues. Postgraduate certificate and postgraduate diploma options are also available – ideal for those already working in the industry.

Geography MA / Geography MSc

Geography MA / Geography MSc: explore the latest research in human geography theory, methods and issues alongside our team of academics and design your own programme in conjunction with their research specialisms. Subject areas include: biomedicine, civil society, community organising, cultural geography, development, economic geography, empire,  gender, genealogy, geopolitics, globalisation, health, humanitarianism, identity and belonging, justice, labour markets, London, migration, philanthropy, political economy, power and inequality,  post colonialism, regional economies, urban studies worldwide past and present as well as Victorian London. You could also work with some of the capital’s leading archives and museums including the Geffrye Museum through our work with QMUL’s Centre for Studies of Home.

Geography MRes

Geography MRes: choose this version of our unique Geography masters programme if you are interested in developing your social science research skills and methods. Our MRes is a pre-doctoral training programme and its research modules are taught through the London Social Science Doctoral Centre. It is an approved pathway for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding if you wish to pursue a PhD.

Global Development Futures MA

Global Development Futures MA: challenge common ideas and theories about development and reconsider the diversity of populations, economies, cities and governance practices in the Global South in those countries’ own terms. Step away from the traditional Western-orientated viewpoints of development and consider alternative futures for those countries in the Global South with whom the Global North has multiple connections (and disconnections). Independent fieldwork in Mumbai, India, is an option in this programme.

Global Development Futures MRes

Global Development Futures MRes: choose this version of our Global Development Futures programme if you are interested in developing your social science research skills and methods. Our MRes is a pre-doctoral training programme and its research modules are taught through the London Social Science Doctoral Centre. It is an approved pathway for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding if you wish to pursue a PhD.

Global Health Geographies MA

Global Health Geographies MA: if you are concerned with global health issues and are interested in developing a critical, geographical perspective on them, you should choose this programme.* Combining advanced geographical analysis of pressing global health concerns, including a residential field trip to Geneva, with jointly-taught modules from experts in the Global Health Unit, at the QMUL Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, this degree equips a new generation of critical scholars to tackle the moral, ethical and political challenges of global health today. *Starts in Sept 2017. Subject to approval.

London Studies MA

London Studies MA: using London as your focus, you will explore the relationship between space and power in cities past and present. Working with the School of English and Drama too, you will be able to place geographical observations about the city alongside literary and artistic insights into the cultural life of its people. Understand more about the lives of Londoners from the 18th Century right up to the present day and use our contacts to work with cultural institutions right here in the capital to develop your research. Postgraduate certificate version of this programme is available.
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