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MA Geography

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
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 Tuition fee

17550 GBP
9000 GBP
9000 GBP

Application fee

International 0 GBP
National 0 GBP
Department of Geography
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100

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About this course

Programme can be tailored to your interests. The MA focuses on human geography, including: environment and development; environmental policies and politics; geopolitics; urbanisation; globalisation. The MSc focuses on physical geography, particularly modules available on the Environmental Monitoring, Modelling & Management programme.

Key benefits

  • A wide range of geographical topics are covered.
  • Teaching is led by the research interests of staff and is cutting-edge.
  • The programme can be tailored to the interests of individual students.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • 2:1 undergraduate degree (or international equivalent, e.g. GPA of 3.3 from a US University).
  • Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. Mature candidates will be considered favourably.

English language requirements:

  • IELTS:7.0
  • TOEFL-IBT: 100

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Course Modules

Required Modules

Core modules (60 credits):EITHER 7SSG5004 Dissertation in MA Geography OR 7SSG5000 Dissertation in MSc Geography (both modules 60 credits) (must Take and Pass)

Compulsory modules (20 credits):

  • EITHER 7SSG5002 Practising Social Research for MA Geography students OR 7SSG5110 Methods for Environmental Research for MSc Geography students (both modules 20 credits, T1)

Optional Modules

Optional modules in Geography (100−110 credits):Any Level 7 (Masters) modules offered in the Geography Department.

Other Optional Modules Available to Students on this Programme:

Up to 20 credits of Level 7 modules from any KCL Departments or Institutes outside of Geography. †

† Students may take up to 20 credits of their programme’s optional modules, in departments or institutes outside of the Geography Department (i.e., non-7SSG modules). Approval will be subject to justification to and written approval of their Programme Director using the Permission to take modules in other KCL Departments/Institutes form (see https://internal.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/stu/geog/student-forms.aspx) and subject to availability and signed permission from the appropriate department/institute administrator (in the exterior department/institute) to allow them on the module.

  • Boundaries, Sovereignty & The Territorial State
  • Community, Vulnerability And Disaster Risk
  • Conceptualising Cities
  • Critical Geographies Of Terrorism
  • Development And Environmentalism In The 'South'
  • Disasters And Development
  • Environment, Livelihoods & Development In The South
  • Environmental Actors & Politics
  • Environmental GIS
  • Environmental Internship
  • Environmental Remote Sensing
  • Geopolitics Of Natural Resource Disputes
  • Globalisation And The Environment
  • Health, Lifestyles And Cities
  • Modelling Environmental Change At The Land Surface
  • Monitoring Environmental Change
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Communication
  • Risk Governance
  • Risk Management
  • River Processes & Management
  • Social Change In Global Cities
  • Southern Africa: The Political Ecology of Land and Agriculture
  • Territorial And Boundary Dispute Resolution
  • Tourism And Development
  • Tourism And The Environment
  • Understanding and Managing the Urban Atmosphere
  • Understanding And Managing Urban Aquatic And Terrestrial Systems
  • Urban Studies Internship
  • Urbanisation In Sub-Saharan Africa: Livelihoods And Patterns Of Growth
  • Water Resources And Water Policy
  • Required modules - MA only
  • Practising Social Research
  • Required modules - MSc only
  • Methods For Environmental Research

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How to Apply

Application procedure

We run a rolling admissions system. We aim to process all complete applications within four weeks; during February and March and over holiday periods, applications may take longer to process. There is no set deadline.

Personal statement and supporting information

Please provide a personal statement that shows how your own interests are linked to the programme. In this statement please describe your academic background, your reasons for applying for this programme and what you hope to gain from it, including any relevant experience, strengths, ambitions or research interests.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 01 July 2016 for 2016 entry. Applications will be considered subject to the availability of places, thus we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.

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