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MSciGeography

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

Geography addresses the key issues of today and tomorrow. Here at Birmingham you can study the full breadth of the subject – from migration and urban and social shifts to natural hazards and global environmental change.

Our Geography programme is among the most flexible anywhere, so if you are interested in both human and physical geography, you can pick and choose your modules to focus on the human side, physical side or the interactions between the two.

The four year Geography MSci programme provides an opportunity for you to follow your interests in Geography more comprehensively, and to develop key skills for career development. It uses the same modules as the BSc Geography (F800) and/or BA Geography (L700) degree for the first three years, followed by an additional specialist fourth year.

Programme structure

Year 1
Compulsory modules

Contemporary Human Geography
Global Environmental Issues
Environmental Research Frontiers
Research methods, field work, and data analysis
Tutorials and Study Skills for Geographers
Widening Horizons Module
Year 2
Compulsory modules

Research Methods for Fieldwork
Statistical Methods for Geographers
Geomatics
Dissertation, Labs and Fieldwork: Theory and Practice
Optional modules – Example optional modules may include:

Geomorphology and Palaeoenvironments
Catchment Water Management
Ecological Systems
Hydroclimatology: Climate and Water
Environmental Assessment and Management
Understanding Neighbourhood Poverty
Social and Political Geography
Environmental Pollution
Economic Geography: Cities and Regions
Cultural and Development Geographies
Critical Issues for 21st Century Ecosystems
Year 3
Compulsory modules

Geography Research
Optional modules – Example optional modules may include:

Applied Micrometeorology
Climates of the Past
Environment and Landscape Change
Environmental Governance
Environmental Protection
Landscape and Urban Ecology
Professional Placement for Geographers
River Processes, Deposits and Environments
Weather, Climate and Society
Restoration of Freshwater Ecosystems
Carceral Geographies
Welfare, Work and Wealth
War and Peace in the Middle East
Environmental Justice
Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere
Biodiversity and Conservation Management
Wetland Environments
Alternative Economies
Understanding Nature-Society Relations: the Ecological Century
Cultural Geographies of Development
Network Geographies
Geographies of Children and Young People
Conservation Practice: Genes to Ecosystems
Geographies of the Body
Russia in a Global Context
Year 4
Human Geography pathway

Compulsory Modules

Project
Doing Human Geography
Theoretical Themes for Geographers
Optional Modules – Example optional modules may include:

Geopolitics and Globalisation
City and Modernity
Creative Economies and Creative Cities

Physical Geography pathway

Compulsory Modules

Project
Advanced Geographic and Environmental Research
Optional Modules – Example optional modules may include:

Meteorological Applications and Services
Atmospheric Observations
River Restoration
Surface-Water Hydrology
Environmental Analysis and Modelling

Career opportunities

Recent graduates have found employment in a wide range of fields. Our most recent student survey showed that six months after graduation many students were engaged in work or study directly related to geography, with the remainder choosing career paths in areas outside of the subject where the transferable skills gained on the programme prove invaluable.

Many Geography graduates use their skills to get jobs directly related to geography, including nature conservation, environmental consultancy, tourism development, and town planning. A proportion also go on to pursue careers in teaching. A number of students get jobs in the public services, the commercial sector and industry, including financial and professional services, personnel management, retail, and local government. Around a quarter of graduates go on to further study before entering employment including PGCEs (for teaching), one-year taught Masters courses (such as those for town planning), or doctoral research programmes.

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