MA Geography: Cities, Space and Culture

MA Geography: Cities, Space and Culture

With more than half the world’s population living in cities, and the rate of urbanisation increasingly globally, cities are a central focus of research, policy making and experience. The study of the social and cultural worlds of cities has never been more important than it is today, as cities increasingly become sites of extraordinary diversity, intense inequality, and ongoing contestation.  Developing graduates who can critically analyse a range of urban, social and cultural issues, and communicate knowledge in diverse ways, including both traditional and emerging digital forms of communication, is a core objective for this programme.

This is a one-year taught Masters degree to be offered from September 2015 on both a full-time and part-time basis at University College Cork. The aim is to provide a broad academic and professional training in urban, social and cultural geography.  It provides students with the skills and knowledge to be effective innovators in a diverse range of urban policy and projects.  This MA is designed for those who wish to pursue careers in geography-related employment fields in the public, private and non-governmental sector, or who wish to pursue PhD research in the field of urban, social or cultural geography. The course provides a balance of theory and practice for students from a range of academic backgrounds, with emphasis on graduates of geography, and other cognate humanities and social science disciplines.


1 Year Fulltime
2 Year Part Time

Classes are taught ever Monday at UCC.


GG 6519               Conceptualising Society, Space and the City (15 Credits)
GG 6520               Research Strategies & Practice in Geography (15 credits)
GG 6521               Critical Approaches to Urbanism & Culture   (15 credits)
GG 6522               Digital Geographies (5 Credits)
GG 6523               Dissertation (40 credits)

Further Information:

Dr Denis Linehan
Tel: 00 353 21 490 3198

Dr Therese Kenna
Tel: 00 353 21 490 2326



Department of Geography


University College Cork, Cork