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MSc Human Geography and Urban Studies (Research)

About the MSc programme

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 a 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 of Geography and Environment, while allowing for learning in specialised courses elsewhere in the LSE.

Programme details

Minimum teaching contact for a full unit course is usually 40 hours, and 20 hours for a half unit.

Compulsory courses

(* half unit)

Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of two and a half units from a range of options.

Please read the following important information before referring to full details of course options found in the Programme Regulations.

The programme regulations available are for the current academic session and may be subject to change before the beginning of the next academic year. For more information about course availability in the next academic session, please contact the relevant academic department. The School reserves the right at all times to withdraw, suspend or alter particular courses and syllabuses, and to alter the level of fees. Courses are on occasion capped (limited to a maximum number of students) or subject to entry conditions requiring the approval of the course convenor. The School cannot guarantee that places on specific courses will be available.

Graduate destinations

Clearly, many graduates from this degree go on to do PhD Degrees in this or other institutions. Otherwise, our MSc graduates enter a wide variety of employment including consultancy, the public sector and education.


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Application code: L8UH (check availability|

Start date: 24 September 2015

Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Intake/applications in 2013: 3/26

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 in geography or social science
(see entry requirements|)

English requirement: Standard (see English requirements|)

GRE/GMAT requirement: None

Fee level: UK/EU £12,024; overseas £18,600

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Fees and financial support|). MSc Human Geography and Urban Studies (Research) is accredited for ESRC funding as part of a four year award (see ESRC|

Application deadline: None – rolling admission. For consideration for ESRC funding 12 January 2015

Note: You should include in your personal statement that you wish to be considered for ESRC studentships