Taught Masters Programmes
It's all go! It's fair to say that the MSc course has set me up for some great opportunities!Anna Coles, graduated with MSc in Risk and Environmental Hazard (2010-11)
The MA/MSc Programmes in Risk
The MA/MSc Programmes in Risk are taught Masters programmes leading to either a MSc in Risk and Environmental Hazards; MA in Risk, Health and Public Policy; or MA in Risk and Security. All degrees are 12 months full-time study.
Risk is shaping the fundamental basis for we how live and interact in society. Our environment is persistently bombarded with risks on a daily basis, some of which we are able to avoid, but many others we must learn to live with. Conventional knowledge and methods seem no longer capable of meeting some of the new as well as old risks we face in the world today. Hazards are also numerous and despite scientific advances in understanding different kinds of hazards, society still often falls short of adequately preparing for and managing disasters.
For further information please visit the The MA/MSc Programmes in Risk sub-site.
The MA in Geography (Research Methods)
The MA in Geography (Research Methods) which admits any student with a Bachelors degree or higher in an arts or social science subject, of the required standard, to train in preparation for studying for the PhD. This course is partly taught and partly research-based and, if University conditions are met, leads to graduation with an MA degree. It is an approved course of the UK's Economic and Social Research Council. Full-time students must study for one year.
It is increasingly recognised, especially in the social sciences, that specialist training is required prior to undertaking research. The Master of Arts in Research Methods seeks to deliver this by developing the knowledge, skills and understanding required of a professional researcher in human geography in the social sciences.
For further information please visit the MA in Geography (Research Methods) page.
Details of Modules Taught
For further details on module teaching and assessment please visit the Modules for MA in Geography (Research Methods) page.