School of Geography

Masters degree programmes

Our human geography masters programmes explore current theory, methods and issues in human geography, cutting-edge thinking in international development and global health politics, and contemporary perspectives on metropolitan culture.

Our environmental science programmes provide fundamental and applied training in the science and management of freshwater environments or the opportunity to pursue a specialist topic in environmental science with an expert in your chosen field.

Combine the study of human geography with a specific focus on urban cultures. Explore how cities are socially produced, imagined, represented and contested and examine the diversity and disparity within places and the ways communities interact with the physical and social environment. 


Choose this programme if you are interested in combining the study of development and health geographies and developing a hybrid focus on geographical approaches to securing advances in human well-being.

MRes version also available

Interrogate the intersections of development and international business in this timely and innovative new programme. This MSc aims to advance interdisciplinary knowledge on the internationalisation of business in the context of a contested history and politics of development.

Develop your research skills and design your own individual project with one our our physical geography or environmental science experts. Explore topics across biogeosciences, fluvial processes and environmental change. Ideal for those looking to continue to PhD or to work independently as a consultant.

Explore the latest research in human geography on areas including biomedicine, civil society, community organising, development, economic geography, empire, geopolitics, globalisation, health, humanitarianism, migration, and more. Collaborative work with some of the capital’s leading archives and museums is available.

MRes version also available

Challenge common ideas and theories about development and reconsider the diversity of populations, economies, cities and governance practices in the Global South. Step away from the traditional Western-orientated viewpoints of development and consider alternative futures for international development. 

MRes version also available

Study river science, policy and management and prepare for a career in the water and environment sector. Combine the study of hydrology, geomorphology, biogeochemistry and ecology, and you’ll become a scientist capable of developing interdisciplinary solutions to priority water resource and catchment issues. 

PGCert version also available