The MSc/MA 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.
"The MSc course also vastly improved my personal confidence through multiple research presentations that I gave at Keele and MacEwan universities, as well as one on a visit to the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Nova Scotia. This improved confidence will help when I give presentations as part of my role at Tulane, within the university as well as at research conferences; it will also help when I work as a teaching assistant next semester."Read more
"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) and also allowed me to make contacts at the University of Nottingham. This gave me an advantage when applying for the PhD at this university."Read more
"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 (an invaluable skill I utilise frequently) but also providing guidance on effective platform and poster presentations (utilised both for my own research but also for teaching undergraduates)."Read more