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Masters degree programmes

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 seeks to tackle some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. 

Cities and Cultures MA

Combine the study of human geography with a specific focus on urban cultures. Explore how cities are socially produced, imagined, represented and contested and examine the diversity and disparity within places and the ways communities interact with the physical and social environment. 

  • MRes version also available

Development and Global Health MA

* New course - starting in September 2017

Choose this programme if you are interested in combining the study of development and health geographies and developing a hybrid focus on geographical approaches to securing advances in human well-being.

Development and International Business MSc

* New course - starting in September 2017

Interrogate the intersections of development and international business in this timely and innovative new programme. This MSc aims to advance interdisciplinary knowledge on the internationalisation of business in the context of a contested history and politics of development.

Environmental Science by Research MSc

Develop your research skills and design your own individual project with one our our physical geography or environmental science experts. Explore topics across biogeosciences, fluvial processes and environmental change. Ideal for those looking to continue to PhD or to work independently as a consultant.

Geography MA / Geography MSc

Explore the latest research in human geography on areas including biomedicine, civil society, community organising, development, economic geography, empire, geopolitics, globalisation, health, humanitarianism, migration, and more. Collaborative work with some of the capital’s leading archives and museums is available.

  • MRes version also available

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. Step away from the traditional Western-orientated viewpoints of development and consider alternative futures for international development. 

  • MRes version also available

Global Health Geographies MA

* New course - starting in September 2017

Study critical geographical perspectives on global health issues, combine advanced geographical analysis of pressing global health concerns, and tackle the moral, ethical and political challenges of global health today.

  • MRes version also available 

Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments MSc

Study river science, policy and management and prepare for a career in the water and environment sector. Combine the study of hydrology, geomorphology, biogeochemistry and ecology, and you’ll become a scientist capable of developing interdisciplinary solutions to priority water resource and catchment issues.

London Studies MA

Study metropolitan culture and explore the relationship between space and power in cities past and present. Understand more about the lives of Londoners from the 18th century to the present day and use our contacts to work with cultural institutions to develop your research. 

  • PgCert version also available
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