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.
Students can also join us through the BSc Biological and Geographical Sciences intake through the CAO. These students take must select Biology (15 credits), Geographical Sciences (15 credits) and Mathematics (15 credits) and a further subject for 15 credits.
As indicated in the Course details below, Geography offers taught Masters programmes, alongside research degrees (MLitt and PhD)
PhD and MLitt _ Research Postgrads Information sheet 2022_2023 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, Associate Professor Ronan Foley.
Our taught Masters programmes are:
A flexible, student-centred taught masters designed for those who wish to develop their understanding of human geography while also gaining experience in field-based, experiential and publicly engaged research and learning.We accept applications from Geography and related fields. Now in its fifth year, the degree is available on a MA Geography full-time (1 year) or MA Geography part-time (2 year) basis.
MA Geography brochure 2022_2023
MA Spatial Justice
This new MA examines the geographical dimensions of justice through unique public engagement opportunities with civil society partners and cutting-edge research modules. Students will learn to document and map forms of discrimination, violence and displacement at different scales, and consider how citizens can challenge the legacies of and existing structural injustices, and seek more equitable alternatives. The degree is available on a full-time MA Spatial Justice (1 Year) or part-time MA Spatial Justice (2 year) basis.
Geography - MA Spatial Justice brochure 2021
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 Climate Change information
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.
MSc GIS and Remote Sensing Information sheet 2022_2023