Students enrol in Geography through the First Arts programme, which enables Geography to be studied alongside two or three other subjects. After the end of the First Year, students may then choose to specialise by taking Single Major Geography, to take Geography as part of a Major/Minor subject split, or to continue into Double Major. In both Second and Third Years the Department offers a wide range of options, ranging from Economic Geography to Natural Hazards in Second Year, and from Ecosystems through Environmental Politics to City in Film in Third Year. Field work is delivered through specialist modules and integrated into several others, and in Third Year students may opt for a placement module, working with an organisation outside the university. Further details available through Course Finder.
As indicated in the Course details below, Geography offers taught Masters programmes, alongside research degrees (MLitt and PhD). For research degrees, prospective applicants are advised to start a dialogue with staff who share their research interests and/or the Director of our Graduate School, Professor Karen Till. Our taught Masters programmes are:
This is a new degree that ran for the first time in September 2014. It is designed for students who wish to develop their understanding of human geography while also enhancing their skills. The degree is available on a MA Geography full-time (1 year) or MA Geography part-time (2 year) basis.
MSc in Climate Change
A course designed for graduates and public policy officials interested in securing an advanced knowledge of climate change, climate change modelling, impact assessment, and potential mitigation strategies in an Irish context.
MSc in GIS/Remote Sensing
A course designed for graduates and for professionals wishing to enhance their knowledge of GIS and Remote Sensing and their capacity to apply technology to collect and analyse spatial data sets.
This full-time MSc/Higher Diploma programme in Geocomputation aims to provide a sound theoretical and practical foundation in geocomputation for numerate graduates with suitable backgrounds in subjects such as mathematics, engineering, geography, computer science, geomatics, and mining, and professionals working in cognate disciplines. (Run by NCG)