The MA Geography is aimed at students who wish to develop a deeper understanding of key geographical ideas and themes, embrace opportunities to develop their critical thinking skills, undertake independent research in an area of specialist interest, and enhance their geospatial skills set. This Masters programme provides students with a range of academic and transferable skills that will be a benefit in many careers including teaching; research; consultancy; Geographical Information Systems; and careers in the public sector. We value holistic approaches to learning and active, sustained engagement with issues of societal importance. We challenge our students to develop as spatially-sensitive global citizens and encourage them to be analytical, reflective and critical thinkers. The capacity to engage in collaborative learning and problem-solving is a key competence of our graduates. The UCD School of Geography provides a high quality learning and research environment for graduate students and has pioneered innovative teaching and learning methodologies in the online and face-to-face environment. As well as small-group seminars, project-based learning and teamwork, fieldwork is a core element of the MA Geography programme.
A series of fieldtrips in Dublin and surroundings emphasising key geographical skills and landscape interpretation.
Solid programme emphasizing a broad training in political, economic, urban, environmental, climate, and physical geography.
Opportunity to undertake an independent research project on a relevant topic chosen in consultation with your supervisor.
Display competency in a range of geospatial technologies, with a particular emphasis on the application of Geographical Information Systems
Think critically and illustrate their research skills through the development and execution of an independent research project
Articulate the importance of geographical context in addressing issues of major societal or environmental importance
Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of, and mastery of the literature in, at least one particular geographic subfield
Work collaboratively and effectively in teams both in class-based activities and in the field.
Communicate effectively, through a range of formats, about concepts and problems in geography and the environment.