Geography Education MA

This masters degree will:

  • enable you to develop a personal response to the challenges of geography education
  • increase your understanding of the literature and concepts of geography education
  • advance your professional skills and develop your knowledge for successful subject leadership
  • enable you to reflect on your own and others' practice in curriculum-making
  • look at the contribution geography will make to educating young people in the future
  • encourage you to seek publication for excellent pieces of coursework.

This masters degree offers the opportunity to:

  • experience intellectual challenge and stimulation
  • access all materials and resources online
  • exchange experiences with students and geography educators across the world
  • apply for the David Warren Scholarship See more information below.
Who is this programme for?

Anyone with an interest in geography education, including practising teachers and people involved in geography education in other sectors. We welcome graduates with masters-level credits from a PGCE in a relevant subject.

Entry requirements

A good first degree in geography or a related subject.

Core topics
  • Communicating geography in education
  • Issues of concern in education
  • Making the geography curriculum
  • Reading research in education.
How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words (essays, articles, curriculum artefacts such as schemes of work or virtual learning environment projects, and reports) and a 20,000-word dissertation or a 10,000-word report.


Online learning, with optional face-to-face sessions or equivalent online sessions.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • teachers, heads of humanities, heads of geography and senior managers in primary and secondary schools
  • policy-makers and education consultants
  • geography teacher training tutors
  • PhD students.
More information

Our David Warren Scholarship is exclusively for applicants to this programme. (The scholarship pays an award, to one UK student, every year).


Core modules
  • Communicating Geography In Education
  • Issues Of Concern In Education
  • Reading Research In Education
Recommended modules
  • Reading Research In Education
MA Award
January, April, October Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

A good first degree in geography or a related subject.

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