Geography Education MA

This masters degree will:

  • enable you to develop a personal response to the challenges of geography education
  • increase your understanding of the literature and concepts of geography education
  • advance your professional skills and develop your knowledge for successful subject leadership
  • enable you to reflect on your own and others' practice in curriculum-making
  • look at the contribution geography will make to educating young people in the future
  • encourage you to seek publication for excellent pieces of coursework.


This masters degree offers the opportunity to:

  • experience intellectual challenge and stimulation
  • access all materials and resources online
  • exchange experiences with students and geography educators across the world

Who is this programme for?

Anyone with an interest in geography education, including practising teachers and people involved in geography education in other sectors. We welcome graduates with masters-level credits from a PGCE in a relevant subject.

Entry requirements

A good first degree in geography or a related subject.

Core topics

  • What is education?
  • Communicating geography in education
  • Understanding research.

Related topics

  • Leading the geography curriculum
  • Issues in education

How are you assessed?

10,000-word report or a 15,000-word dissertation.


Online learning, with optional face-to-face sessions or equivalent online sessions.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • teachers, heads of humanities, heads of geography and senior managers in primary and secondary schools
  • policy-makers and education consultants
  • geography teacher training tutors
  • PhD students.

More information

Hear from the course tutor and a student about why the MA in Geography Education could be right for you: (video) PC Low | PC Normal | Mac Low | Mac Normal

Please download the MA Geography Education Newsletter ([pdf, [0.14mb)

Visa Information

International students may take this programme at home via distance learning without requiring a visa. This programme is not suitable for students on a Tier 4 visa

For more information about visas please see our guide to visas for study (pdf, 0.32mb). You can also contact (by email) the international support team for advice.


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