MA Landscape and Culture

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Description

MA Landscape and Culture

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

MA Landscape and Culture

This course is ideal for students with an interest in theoretical and empirical developments in cultural geography, and those wishing to gain an understanding of the cultural landscapes of rural and urban environments throughout the world.

You will explore key themes in cultural and historical geography, providing connections in theory and practice with disciplines throughout the humanities and social sciences.

The programme is also recognised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as providing training appropriate for PhD research.

Key facts

  • 75% of our research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014
  • We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision
  • We are ranked 39th worldwide for Geography according to QS World University Rankings by subject 2016

Course details

This one-year full-time course requires you to complete 120 credits of core and optional modules before undertaking a supervised dissertation.


Core modules

  • Approaches to Landscape
  • Critical Human Geography
  • Dissertation: Landscape and Culture

Optional modules

Students not on the ESRC DTC pathway must take:

  • Research Design B

Students not on the ESRC DTC pathway must select 30 credits of optional modules (to total 180), either provided by the School of Geography, or in other schools across the University, with the agreement of the Course Director.

Students on the ESRC DTC pathway must take:

  • Geographical Research Methods
  • Philosophy of Research - Social Science
  • Research Design A
  • Space and Social Theory

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.


Graduates from this programme have gone on to fully-funded postgraduate research and successful academic careers. Others now work in the creative industries while many have secured jobs in the public and voluntary sectors.

A postgraduate qualification from The University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training.

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2014, 100% of postgraduates in the School of Geography who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,375 with the highest being £26,000*.

*Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14.

Career prospects and employability

Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond.

Services available include:

  • Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers
  • One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers
  • Over 250 careers events
  • A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates

All postgraduate students also become members of the Graduate School, which provides dedicated facilities and resources to enhance your postgraduate experience.

Entry requirements 2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)

IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 12, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
1 year
Full time
6,630 GBP
Start date Sept. 2016
United Kingdom Nottingham, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 6,630 GBP
HEU fees: £6,630, International fees: £15,140