The primary aim of the MA/MSc programme is to provide an advanced foundation in geography, bringing students up to date with the latest developments in their chosen fields of study. The distinction between the MA and the MSc arises from the modules taken, with the MA awarded for degrees that focus more on human geography (including the compulsory module 7SSG5002 Practising Social Research) and the MSc awarded for degrees that focus more on physical geography (including the compulsory module 7SSG5110 methods for Environmental Research). Students enrolled for the MA Geography programme are expected to take most of their options in human geography and those enrolled for the MSc Geography programme are expected to take most of their options in physical geography.
This programme provides a broad grounding in geography. In addition to a compulsory dissertation, students can choose from a wide range of thematic items. The distinction between the MA and the MSc arises from the modules taken. The MA is awarded for degrees that focus on human geography, including fields such as environment and development, environmental policies and politics, geopolitics, urbanisation and globalisation. The MSc focuses on physical geography modules, particularly those available on the Environmental, Monitoring, Modelling and Management programme.
You must take a minimum of 180 credits and a maximum of 190 credits
as outlined below. Details of all modules can be found at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/geography/study/masters/modules.aspx.
Note that not all optional modules are offered every year.
Part-time students: As part of your two-year schedule, plan to take the compulsory taught module in your first year, and the dissertation in your second year.
EXTRA PROGRAMME INFORMATION
Students following the MA are expected to take the compulsory research methods module (Practising Social Research 1) plus options from other MA human geography Programmes offered in Geography. Students following the MSc are expected to take the compulsory research methods module (Methods in Environmental Research) plus options from other MSc physical geography programmes offered in Geography.
Dr George Adamson (MA); Dr James Millington (MSc). Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
National and international consultancies and NGOs; governments; charities; research organisations; business, journalism and teaching.
Year of entry 2016