Geographical and Environmental Research - MSc

The MSc in Geographical and Environmental Research is a research-focused masters programme designed to provide a strong educational background for a career in research and development, or the public or private sector. During the course you will develop generic and subject-specific research skills through working with our research-active staff on an extended research project of your choice. We have research project opportunities at Keele, with UK-based external organisations and with overseas institutions.

Month of entry

  • September, January

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Environment, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Science

Fees for 2023/24 academic year

  • UK - Full time £10,000 per year. Part time £5,500 per year.
    International - £18,800 per year.

Duration of study

  • 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Please note: this course is no longer accepting applications from international students for January 2023 entry

Why study Geographical and Environmental Research at Keele University?

Develop generic research skills such as a critical evaluation and research design, alongside subject-specific research skills such as fieldwork and data analysis
Work with our research-active staff on an extended research project of your choice
Attend our monthly Geography, Geology and Environment (GGE) Research Seminar and hear from external speakers and visiting researchers
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Charlotte, MSc Geographical and Environmental Research

"Completing the MSc Geoscience Research course was critical in helping me get my PhD as the research I completed for this course was very similar to my current research. In addition the course taught me vital skills (in writing, presentation, laboratory and fieldwork)"

Charlotte, MSc Geographical and Environmental Research

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Steven, MSc Geographical and Environmental Research

"As I have pursued further postgraduate education many skills learnt on the MSc Geoscience course were directly transferable. The generic research skills and research design and management modules dramatically improved my research dissemination ability both in terms of producing high standard graphics and also providing guidance on effective platform and poster presentations"

Steven, MSc Geographical and Environmental Research

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MSc Geographical and Environmental Research student, Connor Shiggins.

Connor shares his experience of the course and the opportunities that it has provided him.

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Keir,  MSc Geographical and Environmental Research

"The knowledge and experience of Quaternary environmental change that I gained through the MSc course was a huge part of why I got offered a place to study at Tulane. My supervisor was very impressed with the MSc course at Keele, especially its focus on laboratory work and producing research of a high standard."

Keir, MSc Geographical and Environmental Research

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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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