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MA GEOGRAPHY: SPATIAL JUSTICE

Qualification : MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE

Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHN66

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Closing Date : 31 July 2019

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The ‘MA Geography: Spatial Justice’ offers a wide-ranging programme of taught modules, delivered through lectures, seminars, fieldwork, practicals and civil society partnerships, with an emphasis on teaching and learning informed by participatory action research.

Degree structure: 90 credits, taken over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Students must take 70 compulsory credits, which includes a 30-credit minor thesis focused on Spatial Justice. Depending on the students’ research focus, s/he will take an additional 20 optional credits, with at least 10 of these optional credits in Geography and up to 10 credits of electives in Anthropology, Media Studies and Sociology.

Each taught module will consist of ten, 2-hour seminars. All modules are 100% continuous assessment, with a range of assessment types (academic essays, field research journals, applied research projects, mapping projects, blogs, vlogs, field-based reports, individual and group presentations, other). Optional module offerings are offered on a rotational basis, depending on student interest and staff availability (i.e. not all GY modules listed below are offered every year). This may also be the case for optional modules listed in Anthropology, Media Studies, and Sociology.

Course Duration: 1 Year Full Time (MHN66) or 2 years part-time (MHN67).

Students should normally have earned a 2.1 or above in Geography (either subject degree in Geography or overall) or related disciplines. A personal statement is required so the Director can give consideration to applicants with relevant academic, work or professional experience if coming from a different background than the social sciences and/or if earned a 2.2 mark.
 

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

 Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850

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The ‘MA Geography: Spatial Justice’ offers a wide-ranging programme of taught modules, delivered through lectures, seminars, fieldwork, practicals and civil society partnerships, with an emphasis on teaching and learning informed by participatory action research.

Degree structure (90 credits, taken over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time).

Students must take 60 compulsory credits, which includes a 30-credit minor thesis focused on Spatial Justice. Depending on the students’ research focus, s/he will take an additional 30 optional credits, with at least 10 of these optional credits in Geography and up to 20 credits of electives in Anthropology, Media Studies and Sociology.

Each taught module will consist of ten, 2-hour seminars. All modules are 100% continuous assessment, with a range of assessment types (academic essays, field research journals, applied research projects, mapping projects, blogs, vlogs, field-based reports, individual and group presentations, other). Optional module offerings are offered on a rotational basis, depending on student interest and staff availability (i.e. not all GY modules listed below are offered every year). This may also be the case for optional modules listed in Anthropology, Media Studies, and Sociology.

Course Duration: 1 Year Full Time

Our graduates acquire valuable research, analytical and critical, spatial thinking, ethical and professional skills. The skills learned allow our graduates to find employment in various fields, such as: administration; education; services; creative industries; and working with NGOs and local government authorities. A number of our graduates go on to pursue a PhD.

One student said she ‘would never have gotten to this stage without the [M]asters’ because the high academic standards ‘helped me to define what I’m interested in’. Another student stated that ‘My MA in Geography has allowed me to expand my knowledge of working with vulnerable groups, census data and overall aspects of Human Geography’. Our graduates note that the professional research training in the MA ‘helped me demonstrate a varied skill set when interviewing for employment’ (data engineer). Another graduate stated that the research thesis and transferrable skills from the MA were the reason she landed a senior position ‘dream’ job in local government. Three students who went on to receive fully-funded competitive PhD fellowships acknowledged that the MA provided the skills and accomplishments leading to doctoral research: ‘This is especially true about my funding which I couldn’t continue without’.

 

 

 

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHN66

The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

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