Award Type and NFQ level : RESEARCH MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHN04 (FT), MHN05 (PT)

CAO Points :

The MLitt and PhD degrees are research degrees, awarded on the basis of a research thesis. Thesis presentation is supported by a number of taught mandatory Graduate Education modules (GREPs).

Closing date
Research applications are generally accepted at any time

September (or other agreed time)

Normally an upper second or first class honours degree in Geography or a cognate subject. PhD applicants should also have a Masters degree in Geography or a cognate subject.

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

Minimum English language requirements:
Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study. For information about English language tests accepted and required scores, please see here. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and International applicants..

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

Research for an MLit in Geography may be undertaken in any area of Geography that comes within the expertise of departmental staff. Applicants should identify and make contact with potential supervisors for their research project prior to submitting an application. Current broad research areas include Society and Space, Environment and Climate Change, and GIS and Remote Sensing.

Mark Boyle
Social theory and contemporary human geography, diasporas, geographies of religion, geographies of regeneration.

Rosemary Charlton
Anastomosing river channels in the Irish Midlands, meandering cave streamways, impacts of climate change on water resources and flood hazard in Ireland.

Rowan Fealy
Climate analysis and modelling (statistical/dynamical modelling); Uncertainty analysis; Urban climates (monitoring, observation and modelling); Climate and glaciers.

Ronan Foley
Health Geographies, GIS, Informal Carers, Therapeutic Landscapes, Spatial Data, Cultural Geography.

Alistair Fraser
South Africa, Uganda, Ireland, Development, Land reform, Rural studies, New Media, Music.

Conor Cahalane
Terrestrial and Aerial Surveying, Satellite Remote Sensing, Spatial Data and GIS

Mary Gilmartin
Political, cultural and social geography, migration, history and philosophy of geographic thought.

Adrian Kavanagh
Electoral Geography and Irish elections (voter turnout, friends and neighbours voting, electoral boundaries); Politics and geography in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Gerry Kearns
Geopolitics, Historical Geography, AIDS, Irish identities and cultures.

Sinead Kelly
Urban regeneration and planning; Property development processes; Gentrification, housing policy and community change.

Stephen McCarron
GIS and Quaternary glacial geology, palaeoenvironmental analysis.

Conor Murphy
Climate Change ,Water Resources/Catchment Hydrology. Adaptation to Climate Change, Environmental Modelling, Decision making and uncertainty.

Karen Till
Cultural, historical, and urban geography; Place making, art and social memory; Wounded Cities; Ethnographic Research Methods.

Chris Van Egeraat
Industrial Development; Regional Development; Multinational enterprises; Industrial clusters; Manufacturing and innovation networks.

Shelagh Waddington
Learning and teaching, primarily in geography, but also more widely; the use of collaborative learning and other innovative pedagogy.

James Walsh
Agriculture and Population Geography; Local and Regional Development; Western Europe Development Studies.

Robert Kitchin
Social geography, cartography, software, contemporary Ireland.

The MLitt degrees are awarded on the basis of a research thesis. To support the completion of the research thesis, all MLitt students are required to participate in a Graduate Education Programme (GREP). Students take a variety of taught and other modules to enhance their substantive knowledge and their professional development, in a programme of study that is designed to suit a student's individual needs. MLitt students are generally required to complete 25 credits of taught modules over Years 1 and 2. There may be exemptions for appropriate prior learning.

Course Duration: 2 years Full-time, 3 years Part-time

Researcher in academic, public sector, voluntary sector, or private sector organisation.

Advocate in academic, public sector, voluntary sector, or private sector organisation.

Policy making/formulation in public sector and voluntary sector organisation.

University Lecturer/Tutor.

Online application only

PAC Code
MHN04 MLitt by Research Full-time
MHN05 MLitt by Research Part-time

The following information 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.

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