MSc Human Geography: Society and Space

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date September 2019

Programme overview

Human geography is a dynamic discipline with profound influence on current debates in the social sciences and humanities. Human geographers focus on the relationships between space and society, particularly the interconnection between environment, place and identity; knowledge; globalisation processes; social justice; and a variety of other vital themes relevant to the contemporary world.

This programme provides you with a rigorous grounding in social theory and mainstream debates and techniques in human geography. It also offers a thorough training in qualitative and quantitative methods. Options allow for the development of specialisms in historical–cultural themes, postcolonial and decolonial geographies, spatial modelling, and debates surrounding affect and biopolitics.

The programme is closely linked to the University's Cabot Institute, which brings together multidisciplinary research into all aspects of global environmental change.

Read more from our current and former students, as well as programme lecturers, on the Society and Space blog.

Fees for 2019/20

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£7,800
UK/EU: part-time (two years)
£3,900
Overseas: full-time
£17,200
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£7,800

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2019/20

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

You will complete three core units and choose from a selection of optional units. You will then complete a research-based dissertation of up to 15,000 words, which is submitted in September.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Human Geography: Society and Space.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

This programme equips you for a career in high-level public research, business or the creative industries, and provides an outstanding academic training for prospective PhD students and for those seeking a master's-level qualification.

How to apply
Application deadline:

We welcome applications at any time of year. Early application is advised as places may fill quickly.

The closing date for ESRC studentship applications is midday on Tuesday 29 January 2019. For further details on applying for ESRC funding, please visit the SWDTP website.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology (Geography):
  • 51% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 33% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 14% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
  • 2% of research is recognised nationally (1*)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Postgraduate Student Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 7328 Email: geog-pgadmis@bristol.ac.uk

Dr Naomi Millner Programme Director Phone: +44 (0) 117 928 9107 Email: geog-pgadmis@bristol.ac.uk

School of Geographical Sciences
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BS8 1SS http://www.bristol.ac.uk/geography

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