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Geography

The MA in Geography at NUI Maynooth is a new postgraduate programme, to be offered for the first time in September 2014. It is an innovative and flexible degree programme that offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of human geography while also significantly enhancing their skills. It is available on both a full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 year) basis. The MA in Geography offers a wide-ranging programme of taught modules. Core modules develop competencies in human geographic thought and field methods; methodological modules develop skills in analysis, research and public engagement; and specialist modules provide the opportunity for research-led teaching and learning in areas such as `Art, Culture and Environment` and `Cities, Globalisation and Development`. The MA in Geography also includes an independent research thesis, to be submitted in July. Overall, the programme is designed to nurture independent and critical thinking from a human geography perspective.

The MA in Geography is an innovative and flexible degree programme. It offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of human geography while also significantly enhancing their skills. It is available on both a full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 year) basis.

The MA in Geography offers a wide-ranging programme of taught modules. Core modules develop competencies in human geographic thought and field methods; methodological modules develop skills in analysis, research and public engagement; and specialist modules provide the opportunity for research-led teaching and learning in areas such as 'Art, Culture and Environment' and 'Cities, Politics and Globalisation'. The MA in Geography also includes an independent research thesis, to be submitted in July. Overall, the programme is designed to nurture independent and critical thinking from a human geography perspective.

Entry requirements

We accept a degree in Geography or cognate discipline with a Second Class Honours, Grade One (2.1) or above. In special circumstances we may accept a Second Class Honours, Grade Two (2.2) upper. We also ask for a personal statement, to include a brief description of any aspects of your work or other experience which you feel are relevant to the programme and how you hope the programme will benefit your practice in these areas.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

See more at: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/geography/our-courses

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

Duration

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. Some will find employment in research, public policy, civil society, artistic and curatorial practice, heritage practice, urban or global development, or advocacy roles; while others develop the skills to create employment in these or other areas. The MA in Geography also provides an excellent platform for those interested in progressing to PhD studies.

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Dr Karen E. Till
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 4550
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 3573
Email: karen.till@nuim.ie
Web: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/geography

Subjects taught

The MA in Geography offers a wide-ranging programme of taught modules, delivered through lectures, seminars, fieldwork, practicals and placement, with an emphasis on research-led and research-informed teaching and learning.

Degree structure (90 credits, taken over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time)

Compulsory modules (50 credits)
GY607 Field School (10 credits)
GY608 Thinking Geographically (10 credits)
GY609 Thesis (30 credits)

Methods (20 credits): choose any 2
GY610 Mapping, GIS and Critical Spatial Data (10 credits)
GY619 Public engagement (10 credits)
NIR621 Quantitative analysis (10 credits)
SO620 Qualitative analysis (10 credits)

Specialist (20 credits): choose any 2
*GY620 A World of Cities (10 credits)
*GY621 Dublin Urban Laboratory (10 credits)
*GY622 Globalisation and Social Movements (10 credits)
**GY626 Bodies and Environment (10 credits)
**GY627 Places, landscapes, mappings (10 credits)
**GY628 Landscape and healing (10 credits)
Specialist streams: * Cities, Politics and Globalisation ** Art, Culture and Environment

Comment

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.

Closing Date : 30 June 2019

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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