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Graduate Admissions

Course closed:

Geography is no longer accepting new applications.

The MPhil in Geography is a 12-month full-time programme of research that introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge.  Its main aims are:

  • to give students with relevant experience at first-degree level the opportunity to carry out focused research in the discipline under close supervision;
  • to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests;
  • permit close analysis of existing original research data.

Most of our graduate students apply for admission to our taught MPhil programmes or for PhD admission. We would not normally admit more than one or two MPhil by dissertation applicants per year. If you are interested in applying, please get in touch directly with the Department before making an application to ascertain if you would be a suitable candidate.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, students will have:

  • a comprehensive understanding of techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature, applicable to their own research;
  • demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
  • shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies;
  • demonstrated some self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research.

Key Information


12 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Geography and Scott Polar Research Institute

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
March 29, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018

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