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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 – our collective expertise is diverse and seeks to tackle some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.

MA Cities and Cultures

MA Cities and Cultures: 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.

MRes Cities and Cultures

MRes Cities and Cultures: 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.

MA Community Organising

MA Community Organising: step into community organising in action right here in east London at a time of ongoing social, political and economic change. Join QMUL Geography and Citizens UK for this unique degree programme and spend five months working alongside communities as well as undertaking training and research to understand the theory, history and practice of community organising. A part-time postgraduate certificate version of this degree is available.

MSc Environmental Science by Research

MSc Environmental Science by Research: 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 glacitectonic 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.

MSc Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments

MSc Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments: 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.

MA Geography / MSc Geography

MA Geography / MSc Geography: 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, 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.

MRes Geography

MRes Geography: 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.

MA Global Development Futures

MA Global Development Futures: 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.

MRes Global Development Futures

MRes Global Development Futures: 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.

MA London Studies

MA London Studies: 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. A postgraduate certificate version of this programme is available – contact our Postgraduate Administrator for more details.
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