Dr Carl Griffin (email@example.com)
The School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (GAP) at Queen’s University Belfast is offering a new taught postgraduate programme in Human Geography: Society, Space and Culture, beginning October 2012. The programme builds upon the world-leading research in the School, each module being located at the cutting-edge of human geographical research. It pays particular attention to the interplay between the past and present in understanding social and cultural human geographies, and to providing thorough research training in human geography.
Expertise within the School
GAP has a leading international reputation for its research in historical-cultural and social geographies, driven by the members of the Society, Space and Culture research cluster. The group is especially distinctive – both in the UK and internationally – for its contribution to interdisciplinary humanities research. Recent work as represented in the programme follows into three internationally recognised strands:
- Knowledge, space and the cultures of science: Work on the spaces and knowledge-making practices of science has been recognized as agenda-setting and is represented on the teaching team by Diarmid Finnegan, Nuala Johnson and David Livingstone.
- Spatial humanities: Externally funded research on ways of seeing (and representing) worlds is at the forefront of research in the interface between geography and the humanities and is represented by Keith Lilley and Steve Royle.
- Conflict and divided societies: Innovative work on the geographies of segregation, social conflict and public policy formation in both the recent past and present is represented in the programme by Carl Griffin and Ian Shuttleworth.
- To develop research skills in human geography to prepare for doctoral research in human geography and cognate disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, or to undertake social and cultural research in the private, public and third sectors;
- Specialist knowledge and understanding of human geography and its approaches, philosophies and ontologies, and methods of analysis and interpretation;
- Critical, reflexive thinking;
- Skills in qualitative, quantitative, textual and visual analysis.
For information about the programme structure and module content click here.
- Those seeking research training leading towards doctoral study in human geography or cognate subject areas
- Research careers in the public, private and third sectors
- Public policy and administration