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MSc in Human Geography and Urban Studies (Research)

Programme Code: TMHUGYRE

Department: Geography & Environment

For students starting this programme of study in 2021/22

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students are required to be examined in elements from the three parts of the programme as specified below to the value of four units. Precise examination arrangements are listed under each course guide.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

Part I - Research Core


GY403 Contemporary Debates in Human Geography (0.5)

Paper 2

Advanced Research Methods course to the value of 1.0 unit chosen from:


MY400 Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design (0.5)


MY405 Research Design for Policy and Programme Evaluation (0.5)


MY421L Qualitative Research Methods (0.5)


MY421M Qualitative Research Methods (0.5)


MY424 Advanced qualitative field methods for researching space and place (0.5) #


MY426 Doing Ethnography (0.5) #


MY428 Qualitative Text and Discourse Analysis (0.5) #


MY452L Applied Regression Analysis (0.5) #


MY452M Applied Regression Analysis (0.5) #


MY455 Multivariate Analysis and Measurement (0.5) #


MY456 Survey Methodology (0.5) #


MY457 Causal Inference for Observational and Experimental Studies (0.5) #


MY459 Special Topics in Quantitative Analysis: Quantitative Text Analysis (0.5) #


MY461 Social Network Analysis (0.5)


MY465 Intermediate Quantitative Analysis (0.5) #


MY470 Computer Programming (0.5)


MY472 Data for Data Scientists (0.5)

Paper 3

Part II - Substantive Specialism

Courses to the value of 1.5 unit(s) from the following:


GI409 Gender, Globalisation and Development: An Introduction (0.5)


GI420 Globalisation, Gender and Development: Theorising Policy and Practice (0.5)


GY409 Globalization and Regional Development (0.5)


GY431 Cities, People and Poverty in the South (0.5) #


GY432 Urban Ethnography (0.5)


GY438 Urban Asia: Cities and Social Change (0.5)


GY439 Cities, Politics and Citizenship (0.5)


GY441 The Politics of Housing (0.5)


GY446 Planning for Sustainable Cities (0.5)


GY447 The Economics of Regional and Urban Planning (0.5) #


GY448 Urban Planning: Society, Market and Sustainability (0.5)


GY449 Urban Futures (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


GY459 Urban Theory and Policy in the Global South (0.5)


GY470 Urban Africa (0.5)


GY476 Applied Geographical Information Systems (0.5)


GY479 Urban Transformations (0.5)


GY480 Remaking China: Geographical aspects of Development and Disparity (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


Or Another coherent combination of GY and non-GY courses to the value of 1.5 units as approved by the Programme Manager.

Paper 4

Part III


GY487 Dissertation - MSc in Human Geography and Urban Studies (Research) (1.0)

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.