United Kingdom

University of Edinburgh

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Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL, United Kingdom

University of Edinburgh

Geography and Social Policy

Geography is the study of the way the world works. As such, it is a uniquely diverse and integrative discipline that spans the natural and social sciences. Geography can be studied as a natural science resulting in a BSc (Hons) award, or as a social science or humanities subject for the MA (Hons) award. As a natural science, geography focuses on the environment, examining such issues as landscape formation, natural hazards and climate change, and the evolution of these processes through space and time. If you study it as a social science or humanities subject you will learn about the relationships between people and their social, cultural, political and economic worlds. In both cases, the relationship between the human and physical environments is recognised to be important, and both BSc and MA students may choose human geography or physical geography options or a combination of both. You will be taught by top-rated academic staff who are leaders in their fields. The School of GeoSciences was identified in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 as having the greatest concentration of world-leading and internationally excellent researchers in the UK. You will have access to excellent facilities, including laboratories for physical geography, specialist computer work, geomatics, image processing and more. We offer an exciting programme of fieldwork that may include trips to Iceland, Turkey, Berlin, Cape Town, Wales and across Scotland, as well as local day trips.

  • Qualification
    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Edinburgh
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £1,820
  • Scotland Year 1 £1,820
  • International Year 1 £24,600