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Geography - Research

Course overview

The discipline of Geography offers supervision in a wide range of research fields spanning both physical and human geography. Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the research committee of the department, and is based on a proposal from the applicant following discussion with the member of staff whose academic area of interest is most appropriate.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have obtained an honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in Geography.

Duration

Course Code: MLitt (full-time), 1LT1 MLitt (part-time), 1LT2

MLitt (Geography), full-time
MLitt (Geography), part-time

Further enquiries

Dr. Aaron Potito
T 353 (0)91 49 3936
E aaron.potito@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/geography

Research areas

Current research projects

DERREG—Developing Europe's Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization:

CONSENSUS—CONSumption, ENvironment and SUStainability in Ireland

ANCORIM—Atlantic Network for Coastal Risk Management

Research Areas

We offer fully supervised and well-resourced MLitt degree programmes located within a vibrant community of academic staff and research students. The calibre of our staff and facilities ensures the highest international levels of support for critical, theoretically innovative research. We provide purpose-designed student workspaces, state-of-the-art laboratories, field equipment and computing facilities. We have strong, multi-disciplinary linkages within the University, and with external national and international organisations.

Our expert research clusters include:

Environmental Change
Climate change
Coastal management
Aeolian sediment transport
Palaeoclimatology and palaeolimnology
Dendroecology
Natural hazards
GIS and remote sensing

Geopolitics and Governmentality
Interventionism and development
Geopolitics, political economy and securitization
Risk and governmentality
Environmental justice, postcolonialism and resistance

Planning and Sustainability
Environmental planning and governance
Sustainable development and political ecology
Urban and regional planning
Cities, technology and creative industries

Rural Studies
Rural, regional and local development
Globalisation and rural areas
Agricultural restructuring
Population, migration and settlement
Heritage and tourism

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