MSc Human Geography
This course provides you with a thorough grounding in key developments in contemporary human geography, as well as advanced level training in geographical research methods, research design, and broader social science concepts and intellectual traditions.
The school has world-recognised expertise in cultural, historical, economic and medical geography along with environmental history. Our academics have received accolades for their research from institutions such as the British Medical Association and the Royal Academy.
- 75% of our research output was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF)
- 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
This course requires you to complete 120 credits of core and optional modules, before undertaking a supervised dissertation.
- Critical Human Geography
- Dissertation: Human Geography
- Geographical Research Methods
- Space and Social Theory
- Research Design B
You will select 30 credits of optional modules either provided by the School of Geography, or in other social science schools across the University.
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 pursue a wide range of successful careers in diverse areas including the high-tech, consultancy, and financial services industries as well as in public sector fields such as the National Health Service. Some have also gone on to study a PhD.
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 2015, 95% of postgraduates in the School of Geography who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation.*
- Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15.
Career prospects and employability
The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential.
Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.
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Last updated October 15, 2016