MRes Geography

University of Leicester

Program Description

MRes Geography

University of Leicester

Duration and mode of study

One year full-time or two years part-time.

Start Dates

October each year.

Entry requirements

Students are normally required to have at least an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in an environment related or a science subject. Appropriate industrial or professional experience can be considered as an equivalent entry qualification on a case-by-case basis.

Course aims

The flexibility of the MRes in Geography allows students to develop their domain knowledge and research skills under the direct supervision of a member of staff. The relationship between staff and student is more direct than that under traditional MSc supervision. Each student will take 40 taught credits from existing modules and the dissertation component of the MRes allows the student to develop and explore a deep understanding of their topic. It is expected that the MRes will result in publications. The MRes is an ideal basis for pursuing a research career through a PhD.

Course modules

Core Modules


Optional Modules (two)

  • Introduction to GIS
  • Programming for Spatial Scientists
  • Spatial Information Science
  • Research Design and Methods in Geography
  • Geographical Visualisation
  • Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
  • Environment, Space and Society
  • Global Climate and Environmental Change
  • Environmental Economics
  • Theories, Concepts and Applications of Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Management of Biological Resources
  • Spaces of Social Change
  • Living with Environmental Change
  • Ecological and Environmental Assessment
  • Critical Resource Geography
  • Teaching and assessment methods

The 40 taught credits are delivered by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning, directed reading and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by a mix of coursework and examination. The MRes thesis is assessed separately.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 10, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
5,470 GBP
Start date Oct. 2016
United Kingdom Leicester, England
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Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 5,470 GBP
- Home/EU; 14,000 GBP - International