MSc Human Geography and Urban Studies (Research)

Course Introduction

This programme provides an understanding of the key themes of contemporary geographical thought and allows you to develop an appreciation of the methodological implications of such theoretical developments.

Human geography and urban studies are dynamic and pertinent areas of the social sciences, drawing together concerns with space, economy, society and the environment. In addition to the understanding key geographical themes and methodology insight, you will be able to develop a substantive field of research interest.

This programme will be of interest if you have studied geography or a related social science subject at undergraduate level and are now looking for a more focused introduction to human geographical research. It is designed as preparation for study at PhD level, as well as further training in a broad range of substantive geographical and environmental themes. It draws on the breadth of theoretical understanding, research expertise and practical experience in the Department as well as the strength of LSE?s offering across the social sciences, allowing for learning in specialised courses elsewhere in LSE.

Teaching methods

LSE is internationally recognised for its teaching and research and therefore employs a rich variety of teaching staff with a range of experience and status. Courses may be taught by individual members of faculty, such as lecturers, senior lecturers, readers, associate professors and professors. Many departments now also employ guest teachers and visiting members of staff, LSE teaching fellows and graduate teaching assistants who are usually doctoral research students and in the majority of cases, teach on undergraduate courses only.

Assessment

All taught courses are required to include formative coursework which is unassessed. It is designed to help prepare you for summative assessment which counts towards the course mark and to the degree award. LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others. Summative assessment may be conducted during the course or by final examination at the end of the course.

Careers

Many graduates from this programme go on to do PhD degrees, while others enter a wide variety of employment including consultancy, the public sector and education.

Start Date

2020-SEP-28. 2020-SEP-28.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,640 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,640 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £22,608 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,320 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,320 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £11,304 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have an Upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent in geography or social science.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an Upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent in geography or social science. Students need to have: an IELTS score of 7.0 overall (Reading 7.0, Listening 6.5, Writing 7.0, Speaking 6.5); TOEFL 100 (Reading 25, Listening 22, Writing 27, Speaking 22).
  • TOEFL score: 100