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School of Environment, Education and Development

MSc Research Methods with Human Geography / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Science
12 Months
Entry requirements

Normally, a minimum of an Upper Second Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, or a minimum of a Merit at Master Degree Level in a relevant field.

Accreditation for Prior Learning will be considered. Credit would only be given for whole course units, where consideration has been given to mapping the Intended Learning Outcomes of the unit to the evidence provided.

Full entry requirements

Full entry requirements

How to apply

The deadline for applications is the 31 st August 2018; later applications are considered at our discretion. Please note that we receive a very high number of applications so the course may be closed to new applications before the final deadline given.


If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.


Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

This is a research intensive master's designed for those who wish to continue on to a PhD and/or who are considering embarking on a career in research. It has a strong focus on developing research skills combined with further study in Education.

You will also attend some introductory PhD research training lectures, supported by seminars and tutorials. This will allow you to gain a taste of life as a PhD student, which should be especially helpful to those considering a progression to PhD.


The MSc in Research Methods complies with the research training requirements for ESRC scholarships for a PhD scholarship (commonly termed +3). It is also suitable as the Master's year as part of an ESRC scholarship award that covers both the Master and PhD (commonly termed a 1+3 award).

It is ideal if you want to apply for an ESRC scholarship or School of Environment, Education and Development scholarship, as 70% of the ESRC Core Training can be demonstrated prior to commencing a PhD. It will also be of interest to people who are considering a career in research in one of the pathway fields.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Christopher Kitchen
44(0)161 275 0969
Academic department overview
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