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MSc by Research Geography

MSc by Research Geography

MSc by Research 1 year 2 years School of Geography Lincoln Campus [L] Validated MSc by Research 1 year 2 years School of Geography Lincoln Campus [L] Validated

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Introduction

The Geography MSc by Research programme provides you with the opportunity to extend your undergraduate degree and develop your expertise in a particular area of Geography.

You will have the chance to specialise in an area of particular interest to you and consolidate your skills in preparation for positions in research development or technology management.

How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. In addition to this, you are strongly encouraged to attend School seminar and guest speaker events, and engage in a range of research and skills training opportunities in support of your studies.

You will have meetings with your academic supervisor, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.

How You Are Assessed

The MSc by Research involves writing a Master's thesis under the supervision of a member of academic staff on a topic to be agreed with your supervisor. The MSc by Research is usually awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend your chosen research topic.

How To Apply

To apply for this programme, please follow the Apply Online link at the top of this page.

Enrolment Dates

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.

In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree in a related subject.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Professor Mark Macklin
mmacklin@lincoln.ac.uk
01522 835380

Enquiries:
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 886644

Introduction

The Geography MSc by Research programme provides you with the opportunity to extend your undergraduate degree and develop your expertise in a particular area of Geography.

You will have the chance to specialise in an area of particular interest to you and consolidate your skills in preparation for positions in research development or technology management.

Research Areas, Projects & Topics

Potential areas of work reflect the School’s current research strengths and specialisms. These include alluvial geoarchaeology and environmental history; biogeochemistry, ecosystem and human health; extremehydrological events (floods and droughts) and climate change; GIS and remote sensing for assessment of water-related diseases; Greenland ’s ice sheet mass balance/glaciology; meteorology; climatology; mining impacts on freshwater, coastal and marine environments; morphodynamics of large rivers and deltas; river systems; and quaternary environmental change.

How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. In addition to this, you are strongly encouraged to attend School seminar and guest speaker events, and engage in a range of research and skills training opportunities in support of your studies.

You will have meetings with your academic supervisor, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.

How You Are Assessed

The MSc by Research involves writing a Master's thesis under the supervision of a member of academic staff on a topic to be agreed with your supervisor. The MSc by Research is usually awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend your chosen research topic.

How To Apply

To apply for this programme, please follow the Apply Online link at the top of this page.

Enrolment Dates

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.

In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

Entry Requirements

First or second class honours degree.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Dr Gary Bosworth
gbosworth@lincoln.ac.uk
+44(0)1522 835576

Enquiries:
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 886644

Tuition Fees

 

2018/19 Entry* Full-time Part-time
Home/EU £4,246**** £2,123****
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship** 25% reduction)
£3,184**** £1,592****
International £15,300 £7,650
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship £2,000 reduction)***
£13,300 £6,650
Thesis Pending Home/EU (MPhil/PhD only) £682 £682
Thesis Pending International (MPhil/PhD only) £2,219 £2,219


* Academic year August - July
** UoL Alumni students only enrolling on to a Postgraduate Research programme. 25% Offset against the tuition fee payable for each year of study.
*** All International students holding a UoL degree when enrolling on a PG programme. First year’s fees only.

**** Estimated RCUK fee for 2018/19. The University of Lincoln sets its fees in line with the Research Councils UK (RCUK) research fee support level. For home students commencing in 2018 this will be set early in the New Year. The indicative fee level from RCUK for 2017/18 is £4,195. For 2018 this fee is expected to increase in line with inflation, based on the Treasury GDP deflator.

Research students may be required to pay additional fees in addition to cover the cost of specialist resources, equipment and access to any specialist collections that may be required to support their research project. These will be informed by the research proposal submitted and will be calculated on an individual basis. Any additional fees will be outlined in your offer letter, prior to accepting your place at the University of Lincoln.

Guidance for Postgraduate Fees

Postgraduate Research

Full time and part time postgraduate research students will be invoiced the published set fee each academic year enrolled, up to the point of thesis submission.

Upon first enrolment, the full set fee is payable.

All continuing students are required to re-enrol on their anniversary of their first enrolment. The relevant set full time or part time fee is payable by all continuing students on re-enrolment.

A reduced ‘writing-up’ fee in the 12 month period prior to thesis submission may be applicable subject to your progress. After your Viva Voce examination, additional fees will be payable if a second Viva Voce examination is required.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.