- The course is taught primarily through small group teaching, involving lectures, but mainly through workshops, seminars and reading-based discussion groups. Students are encouraged to take an active part in these sessions and also to give short presentations on their proposed research topics during the year.
- To complete the MRes degree you must undertake a dissertation project (worth 60 credits).
- The dissertation is a piece of original research leading to a written document of up to 15,000 words. It is usually expected that this will involve empirical research, although in special cases it may be possible to undertake a more theoretical and/or literature-based piece of work.
Here are some typical dissertation titles from recent years that are substantial pieces of guided but independent research:
- Animal Geographies, Lived Veganism and Theorised Veganism
- Collateral Damage? The Negotiation of Tenure Policy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- “One endless Day”: Performance, Memory and Landscape in a Traveller’s Tale
- ‘It rips my knittin’: Girls and Young Women in the Scottish Criminal Justice System
- ‘Are we there yet?’: Driving Malaria Control into a Human Rights Paradigm
- The Geography of the Sex Trade in the Post-Industrial City
- Deconstructing the Call of Duty: the Geopolitics of War Video Games
- Geographical Representations of Asylum Seekers
- Social Centres: Imperfect Experiments in Co-operation and Disruption
- ‘Themselves but shadows of a shadow world: a Cultural Geography of Camouflage
- Anti-Social Behaviour and Retailing in a Residential Neighbourhood
- Producing from the Periphery: Collaboration and Short Food Supply Chains
- Mental Health and Geographies of the Body
- To Travel by Older Ways: a Cultural Geography of Driving and Drove Roads in Scotland
- Militant Particularism and Anti-Rail Protests in Genoa
Furthermore, for students hoping to continue into doctoral research, we have an excellent track-record of student’s successfully progressing into funded PhD studentships. See details of our research.