MSc in Geography

General

Program Description

The primary purpose of the MSc in Geography minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Geography consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation.

The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study.

For admission to the Master’s Degree in Geography, a BSc/BA Honours degree in Geography is required. A research dissertation dealing with a topic chosen by the candidate, under the supervisor of his choice, but within the field of specialisation of that supervisor. Approved by the Departmental Head and the Faculty of Science. General rules of admission, as set out by the Faculty of Science and the University, apply.

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Last updated August 2019

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