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MA Geography
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
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.

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

Applications are welcome from graduates from any discipline, though undergraduate disciplines with a thematic link to Geography may be advantageous. The programme would also be suitable for those with a professional background in a field related to Geography who might wish to develop and broaden their skillset.

Vision and Values Statement
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.

Programme Outcomes
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.

Entry requirements

Applicant need an undergraduate degree in any academic field, with a preference for fields of study related to your chosen stream with good academic grades (your transcript should include grades for each subject taken).Names and contact details of two referees who can assess your intellectual ability, maturity and motivation should also be provided. At least one of these should be a member of academic staff at your current institution.

The School of Geography recommends that you make your application as early as possible, as late application may mean no further places are available.

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.

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Number of credits

90

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Clare Keenan
Contact Number: +353 (0)1716 8179

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Dissertation
GEOG40520

Geo-spatial Technologies
GEOG40670

Applied GIS
GEOG40820

Research Design
GEOG40840

Stage 1 - Option
Environmental Risk and Behaviour
ENVP40060

Critical Geopolitics of Europe
GEOG40450

International Economic Crisis
GEOG40470

Development in Asia
GEOG40630

International Fieldwork
GEOG40700

Urban Rivers
GEOG40710

Physical Geog Independnt Study
GEOG40730

Reimagining Dublin: An Interdisciplinary Exploration in Urban Regeneration
GEOG40750

Geographies of the Global Sth
GEOG40760

Latin America: social movements and postcolonial approaches
GEOG40800

Global South Fieldwork: Vietnam
GEOG40830

Advanced GIS
GEOG40870

Population Geography
GEOG40880

Global Migration
SOC40670

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MA Geography FT (W051)
Duration
1 Years

Attendance
Full Time

Deadline
Rolling *

MA Geography PT (W416)
Duration
2 Years

Attendance
Part Time

Deadline
Rolling *

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

Course fee

MA Geography (W051) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7055
nonEU fee per year - € 19200

MA Geography (W416) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4590
nonEU fee per year - € 9600

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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