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Why do a masters at Queen Mary?

As the world of work grows more competitive and more people are earning first degrees, a masters degree significantly increases your opportunities for career advancement. But people do a masters degree for many different reasons and at different stages of their career. Some just wish to further their studies; some to prepare for yet further study (perhaps towards a PhD). Some choose a masters as a way of maximising chances of gaining employment in a specialist field and some as means of advancing in their existing career, or indeed to facilitate a career change.

At Queen Mary we recognise these different needs and offer a deliberately wide array of masters programmes to suit different people. We also believe that contact between academia and outside world vital to both good research and learning, and to wider benefit of community. To this end, all our masters programmes variously engage with a range of external organisation – from museums and galleries (London Studies MA, Cities and Cultures MA) to overseas development organisations (Global Development Futures MA) and in the water and environmental sectors (Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments MSc). 

The most important thing is to a choose a masters programme that best matches your research interests and a teaching timetable that suits your needs. All of our masters degrees are available on a full-time or part-time basis (12 months full-time/ 24 months part-time).

Finally, as members of the University of London (UoL), our masters students also have access to the UoL’s specialised libraries and links to the more than 100 academic geographers who work within it. On successful completion of their studies, they are awarded a University of London MA or MSc.

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