The MA in Geography is an innovative and flexible masters course that offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of human geography while also significantly enhancing their research and professional skills. Modules include 'Thinking Geographically', 'Field School' and 'Public Engagement'. Specialist modules provide the opportunity for research-led teaching and learning with international scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and artists where students benefit from the expertise of more than thirty 'real world' partners.

Entry requirements

A degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours, Grade One (2.1) in Geography or in a related discipline is required. For prospective students with professional or additional experience, a Second Class Honours, a Grade Two (2.2) may be considered. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MHN60 1 year Full-time
MHN61 2 years part-time

Careers or further progression

Graduates of the MA in Geography will have the knowledge, skills and competence to research and analyse contemporary issues and problems from a human geography perspective. Graduates will find employment in research, public policy, planning, artistic and curatorial practice, heritage practice, urban or global development, NGOs or advocacy roles

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Dr Karen E. Till
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 4550
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 3573

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Available on a full-time (1-year) and part-time (2-year) basis, the course is designed to nurture independent and critical thinking from an interdisciplinary human geography perspective. Specialist offerings may include: the Dublin Urban Laboratory, Global Social Movements, Transnational Networks; Bodies and Environments; Places, Landscapes and Mappings; and Landscapes and Healing.


Geography is regularly ranked as one of the most visible international research programmes at Maynooth University and in Europe. Our staff are known for excellence in teaching and research in physical and human geography, and are frequently featured in the media, including Dr Conor Murphy (on climate change), Dr Jan Rigby (on health inequalities), Dr Adrian Kavanagh (on elections), Dr Chris van Egeraat (on economic geography) and Dr Mary Gilmartin (on migration).

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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