The MSc by Research in Media Geographies allows you to undertake a year long individual programme of personally and professionally enriching research.
Your media geographies research project will be shaped by participation in research activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and field work, as well as your involvement in one of our established research groups.
While this research programme usually finishes after a year, it can be used to progress to the second year of a PhD degree in the appropriate circumstances.
The diverse work of our current research projects includes:
- Advancing the application of stable isotopes in tree rings as indicators of climate/environmental change
- Quantification of the past and future contribution of glaciers and ice sheets to sea level rise
- Understanding the response of the biosphere to variations in climate
- Understanding international migration patterns and processes associated with forced migration, labour migration and ‘mixed flows’
- Cities and urban theory, focusing on the interface between human geography and continental philosophy
In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, 95% of Geography research at Swansea was judged to be of international quality, and 60% was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
- Geography at Swansea achieved UK Top Ten for research impact [Research Excellence Framework 2014]
- UK Top 20 for research quality [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2019]
- Top 75 in the world [51-75 (out of 200) in the new Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017]
- World ranked in the top 250 [QS World University Rankings 2017]