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MGeogHuman Geography

Northumbria University
United Kingdom, Newcastle
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MGeog Human Geography takes a critical approach to a range of theoretical and applied topics that underpin an understanding of human geography.

Drawing on cutting-edge geographical research, this integrated master’s course incorporates a diverse range of specialist topics including social exclusion, migration, sustainable development, creative industries, housing, urban regeneration and planning.

Your first year will incorporate a broad understanding of geography, with a focus on human geography for the remainder of your course. From the second year of your course, through your choice of option modules and selection of geographical topics of interest for your undergraduate dissertation and your integrated masters research project, you can tailor the course to meet your own personal learning and career goals.

Throughout the duration of this course you will have the opportunity to utilise our industry-leading facilities, in addition to undertaking UK and overseas fieldtrips to provide invaluable experience in applying conceptual and methodological aspects of your degree.

Taught by our team of leading academics, our Geography course received 88% satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey. There is also the opportunity to follow a specified pathway through the course to receive a degree with partial accreditation from the Charted Institute of Housing.

Programme structure

Your course in brief

Year 1

This year is about introducing you to geography at university level, and providing you with foundational skills upon which you will build your degree and career. You will learn core geographical and environmental concepts, develop new study and research skills, and go on residential visits to collect research data and to get to know fellow staff and students.

Year 2

This year is where you begin to focus your studies on areas which interest you most, practice and develop new skills and gain a deeper insight into how human geography helps explain the world around us. Students get to choose between a selection of exciting modules listed in the module overview section.

Year 3

(Optional year) You will go out on industrial placement to put the skills you have learned in the previous modules into professional practice, or on study abroad.

Year 4

The fourth year is where students explore the latest research in human geography by pushing the boundaries of the discipline itself. You will research and complete a dissertation related to an area of your choice, and it is common for this research to be used by stakeholders beyond the university including other academics, policy-makers, charities and businesses.

Year 5

Your final year will be your Masters-level year, when you can choose to explore, in-depth, areas of human geography, such as sustainable development, housing and heath, and partnerships and regeneration.

Career opportunities

On completion of this course you will have an in-depth understanding of human geography and appreciate the value of a human-centred analysis of contemporary global change.You will leave prepared for professional employment through the development and practice of a portfolio of transferrable skills.

Graduates may choose to pursue a diverse range of specialist roles, including careers within planning, teaching, the civil service, charities, geographical data analysis, environment and renewable energy sectors. Graduates may also move into graduate training programmes or jobs within charities or local and national Government.

Northumbria University boasts strong links with employers regionally and nationally and our graduates are highly valued by employers thanks to our leading facilities and the reputation of our teaching team.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States