Geography - Critical Geographies - Power & Inequality

MSc Critical Geographies: Power & Inequality
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Advised by these world leading scholars, who work with you to engage in ways that develop your analytical, intellectual and practical skills, and informed by cutting edge research, you develop both in-depth contemporary critical geographies.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This Masters is for anyone who has an interest in considering how power and inequalities are created differently in different places, as well as created through the places that they are in. You do not have to have a Geography Degree. Critical geographies offers a distinctive graduate opportunity for activists to engage with and understand how place, environment and landscapes are central to shaping futures.

Subjects taught

Your studies will cover a broad engagement with critical and radical geographies and a choice regarding your focus. These choices vary annually, but include critical environmental studies, anarchism, critical geopolitics, critical urban studies, critical engagements with the Global South. Within your courses, you will choose what to focus on and for your dissertation you will work on a one-to-one basis with an expert member of staff who will guide you in creating your own research project.

Over the course of the Masters, you will complete five compulsory modules:
- Critical geographies,
-Research design (I and II),
dissertation (with a choice of focus within the course content)
- a fieldtrip (chosen from International fieldwork, international urban fieldwork and Global South Fieldwork).

You will choose four further modules, with choices including:
- Critical Geopolitics
- Geographies of the Global South
- Latin America
- Applied/Advanced GIS

Stage 1 - Core
Research Design GEOG40390
Dissertation GEOG40520
Research Design II GEOG40950
Critical Geographies GEOG40970

Stage 1 - Option
Masculinities, Gender and Equality EQUL40310
Critical Political Economy EQUL40390
Critical Geopolitics of Europe GEOG40450
International Fieldwork GEOG40700
Reimagining Dublin: An Interdisciplinary Exploration in Urban Regeneration GEOG40750
Development and the Global South GEOG40760
Introduction to ArcGIS GEOG40820
Global South Fieldwork: Vietnam GEOG40830
Advanced GIS GEOG40870
Population Patterns and Challenges GEOG40880
Remote Sensing GEOG40890
International Urban Fieldwork GEOG40940
Culture and Sexualities GS40080
Housing Policy and Planning PLAN40070
Governing Nature PLAN40230
Crit Race & Decolonial Theory SOC40930

Entry requirements

A primary degree with at least GPA 3.08 (2H1) or international equivalent in Geography or a related discipline.

We will also consider applicants with at least a GPA 3.08 (2H1) in a related area that provides appropriate background to the programme. In exceptional circumstances, students who have a GPA 2.48 (2H2) and some relevant work or other experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element) or equivalent.

Application dates

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:

MSc Critical Geographies: Power & Inequality FT (W462)
Duration 1 Years
Attend Full Time
Deadline Rolling*

MSc Critical Geographies: Power & Inequality PT (W463)
Duration 2 Years
Attend Part Time
Deadline Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised


180 credits


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Post Course Info

Careers & Employability
This programme offers direct employment prospects including in NGOs, voluntary sector, government, civil service, as well as further academic studies. Beyond this, critical geographies and the intellectual and practical skills developed are designed to enable graduates to understand the world in order to change it.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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