Masters in Geography

A subject vital to our perception of the world around us, geography helps us to understand the changes that are happening to our world. This includes the impact that both natural and man-made events and factors are having. If you study geography, it is likely that you will choose between a focus on physical geography and human geography. This will affect the subject areas you study, and can influence your career choices after graduation.

About Geography


The accreditation of your degree will depend on the institution you choose to study at. It will also be influenced by your level of study, and the specific content of your course. At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Arts (MA), a Master of Science (MSc), a Master of Research (MRes), or a Master of Geography (MGeog). Further study will award you with a research degree such as a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.


Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £8,000

Topics Covered


During a postgraduate degree, such as an MSc or an MA, you will be able to build on the knowledge you gained at undergraduate level. The modules you study will be on the more complex and specialised areas of geography. You will cover traditional subjects, as well as more contemporary areas. Modules and specialisms might include human society, geographic information systems (GIS), geocomputation and location analysis, population and health geographies, and geographical violence. Assessment methods might include written work, group projects, and a major research project.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for a geography degree will depend on where you choose to study. It will also be influenced by the content of your course, and the level of study that you are applying for. For a postgraduate degree, most institutions will require you to have an undergraduate degree in geography, or a closely related subject.

Typical Entry Requirements


  • Degree Requirements - 2:1 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - Geography, History, Sociology, English