Geography Education MA

Interested in finding out more about this programme? Book your place at the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 2 April 2014.

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.

Features

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


  • Communicating geography in education

Related topics


  • Issues of concern in education
  • Making the geography curriculum
  • Reading research in education.

How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words (essays, articles, curriculum artefacts such as schemes of work or virtual learning environment projects, and reports) and a 20,000-word dissertation or a 10,000-word report.

Attendance

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)

 

Core modules

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