Professional Doctorate in MRes, MSc Geography and Environment (Research)

    Course Description

    If you want to take a research postgraduate degree in Geography we offer an MRes and an MSc by research. We draw from interdisciplinary research across social, environmental, geosciences and sustainability challenges from rapid environmental change on contemporary surface processes. There are several career directions you can take with either an MSc by research or MREs in Geography which include working in the public sector, environmental consultancy, continuing in academia, working within third sector organisations and more. You can also continue your research to gain a PhD.

    Research themes include:

    • Smart Sustainable Futures
    • Earth Surface Processes
    • Paleoecology

    There are several centres of excellence in geography and environmental discipline areas which include:

    • Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management (AICSM)
    • UAV/UAS Centre for Environmental Monitoring and Mapping (UCEMM)
    • Northern Rivers Institute
    • Green Economy Research Centre
    • Medical and Health GIS
    • GIS and History

    The Department of Geography and Environment sits within the School of Geosciences. Research is carried out across multiple environmental areas and it is often interdisciplinary in nature. Human Geography focuses on two main themes of Transport and Mobility and Digital Economy and Rural Change. The Department of Geography and Environment offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level degrees. There are a wide range of events and seminars which you are encouraged to attend within the Department of Geography, The School of Geosciences and the wider University.

    Why study at Aberdeen? 

    • You study at an ancient Scottish University dating back to 1495 with a wide range of international students and international academics with impressive research and consultancy portfolios
    • As a research student you are welcome to attend seminars and events in the School and across the wider university.
    • The Department of Geography and Environment aims to provide interdisciplinary research and theory relevant to practice, and the governance of societal environmental change
    • The University was founded on the principle of “Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others.” Bishop Elphinstone, 1495. You study in an international environment with international academics who are able to offer you specific expertise in their discipline areas.
    • Find out more about Geography on your programme page
    • Find out more about the Department of Geography and Environment and The School of Geosciences

    Where you study

    • University of Aberdeen
    • Full time or part time
    • Start month is flexible

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    20% Discount


    A 20% discount for Aberdeen graduates who want to study a postgraduate degree. It applies to the full cost of taught postgraduate programmes and one year of a full time research programme.

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