School of Geography

Why QMUL Geography?

As the world of work grows more competitive, masters study offers an exciting opportunity to explore a subject you are passionate about and enhance your career prospects.

Students choose our masters programmes for a range of reasons:

  • to engage deeply with a subject they are passionate about
  • to increase their employability in a specialist field
  • to prepare for a PhD and academic/ research career
  • to facilitate a career change
  • to advance their existing career.

At QMUL Geography, we recognise these different needs and offer an array of specialist masters programmes that reflect our expertise in development, global health, urban cultures, and environmental science. 

Our programmes maximise opportunities to develop strong links between academic and external organisations to benefit research, learning and the wider community.  Students on all of our masters programmes actively engage with a range of external organisations – from museums and galleries (London Studies MA, Cities and Cultures MA) to overseas development organisations (Global Development Futures MA, Development and Global Health MAand the water and environmental sector (Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments MSc). The most important thing is to a choose a masters programme that best matches your  interests and career plans.

All of our masters degrees are available on a full-time or part-time basis (one year full-time/two years part-time).

Teaching across our masters programmes is informed by our unique combination of research specialism. We are committed to research-led teaching and employ a diverse range of teaching methods.

We have plenty of dedicated study spaces for postgraduate students on campus, including the new Graduate Centre, as well as our cutting-edge field and laboratory suite.

Our student’s personal and professional development is carefully monitored by their supervisors, ensuring that they are well equipped for life after their studies – whether in academia or beyond.

Our masters programmes enable our students to develop specialist and transferable skills that are highly valued by employers as well as being suitable for further study.

Spending time abroad is an enriching and exciting way to broaden your university and life experience, and exploring the world is second nature to our geographers and environmental scientists.