Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

The MA in Cultural Geography (Research) combines the vibrant research of the outstanding Social, Cultural and Historical Geography group with cutting edge teaching. The MA Cultural Geography (Research) was founded in 1995 as one of the first masters programmes in the world to offer students focused engagement with the then emerging sub-discipline of Cultural Geography.

Twenty years later and Cultural Geography is one of the most dynamic sub-disciplines in contemporary geography. Our course reflects this dynamism, exploring the relationships between our physical world, human identity and mobility. We combine core concepts with research methods training and interdisciplinary scholarship and practice. We develop this alongside innovative placements and research engagements with some of world?s top cultural institution, located on our doorstep in London.

Thematically cultural geography focuses on the interconnections between place, landscape, environment, mobilities and identity, and thus has profound relevance for the contemporary world. Our graduates go on to work in a range of sectors, including the arts and cultural sector, publishing, planning and urban policy, private and public sector research work as well as many carrying on to further doctoral study. The course attracts a diverse range of students from a range of backgrounds, not just those with geography degrees. To see more about the activities around the MA Cultural Geography at Royal Holloway, please look at our research group blog Landscape Surgery.

This programme is structured to maximise graduate employability and further education prospects, with transferable skills sessions, career development sessions and workshops taking place to help graduates you achieve your career ambitions. We help our students to work on their PhD applications, and also help to arrange placements with some of the world?s top cultural institutions ? including the V&A Museum, the Museum of London, the British Library, the Natural History Museum, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the Royal Geographical Society.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,700 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,700 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £16,400 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £3,850 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £3,850 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,200 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants with UK 2:1 (Honours) degree or equivalent in one of the following subjects: Cultural Studies; Drama; English Literature; Geography; History; History of Art; Media Studies; Music; Theatre Performance.
  • International entry requirements: Students will require: IELTS 6.5 overall. Writing 7.0 No other subscore lower than 5.5; Pearson Test of English: 61 overall. Writing 61. No other subscore lower than 54; Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE): ISE III; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) grade C.