M.A./ M.Sc. Geography

Course Overview

  • Campus
    Pathri Bagh, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Institute
    Shri Guru Ram Rai College of Humanities & Sciences
  • Eligibility
    B.A. with 40% marks/B.Sc. with 45% marks with Geography as one of the subjects and for SC/ST as per the University Rules
  • Duration
    2 Years

Master of Arts (M.A.)/Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Geography is a post graduation course offered by SGRR University, Dehradun. Geography is mankind’s oldest curiosities and long established branch of modern science. The scientific discipline of Geography strives to explore and to understand the variety that exists in the world’s natural and cultural landscapes. The students pursuing this course would have to develop in depth understanding of various aspects of the subject.

The working principles, design guidelines and experimental skills associated with different fields of Geography related to Physical Geography and Human Geography. The course consists of four semesters of six months each in two years. University offers 24 courses in the Master Programme in Geography. Each course has a maximum of 100 marks and out of the twenty four, eighteen courses are compulsory covering core areas whereas six courses are optional leading to specialization with 3 credits each. The core courses are offered in the 1st and 2nd Semesters, optional courses in the 3rd Semester, and specialization courses in the 4th Semester.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) course is generally of four years duration and emphasizes original research with focus on primary data collection and analysis of data using advanced methodology and computer aided skills. Through teaching and research, the Department tries to play the vital role of Geography in a changing world.

A degree in geography from the SGRR University opens many new doors in terms of your career choices. This section of website looks at some of the careers chosen by geographers and gives you some information about what the jobs can involve.

Often directly relating to a geography degree, and working with the world around you, these careers link directly to many of the modules available to you through the Geography department. They build on the skills and knowledge learnt directly from your modules. Many roles in this sector will require the use of mapping or analysis software.

Getting into these careers may rely on having the appropriate skills from the modules you choose, so think about this when choosing subjects throughout your degree.

Geographical Techniques

  • Cartographer
  • Climatologist
  • City/Regional Planning Offices
  • Conservation Agencies in State, Country
  • Demographer
  • Geomorphologist
  • Geographical information systems officer
  • Landscape architect
  • Transport planner
  • Planning and development surveyor
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Town planner
  • Urban Planner
  • University lecturer

Society and Settlement

Roles in these sectors are constantly changing as high profile issues are brought in and out of focus, with funding for projects sometimes dependent on government policy or charitable giving. Development work may be long term projects, short term humanitarian relief, or a short term gap year vacation project and may involve working in economical backward areas. So if you are more social by nature and have a master degree in Geography so the following fields are waiting for you to change the world.

  • Community Development Agencies
  • Diplomat
  • Emergency Management for Government & Non -Government Agency
  • Humanitarian Programme Manager
  • Recycling officer
  • Tourism officer
  • Disaster Manager/worker
  • Flood Manager
  • Youth worker

Environment and Development

The places we live in and the interactions between people in these areas are often the focus of geographical study. These careers may relate directly to BA modules offered as part of your degree course. Work in society generally involves a lot of contact with people and the general public. Higher level posts in organisations in this sector may include managerial and strategic posts.

  • Environmental Manager
  • Environmental/Scientist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Water conservation officer
  • Waste Management officer

Business and Culture

Business careers tend to rely on transferrable skills and may need further study, extra training or a graduate scheme to add to your skill base. This sector opens up opportunities for foreign travel, experiencing different cultures. It poses exciting new challenges and needs a graduate & post graduate who is not put off by new challenges and can work with a customer-focused approach.

  • Expedition Leader
  • Tour guide
  • Lawyer
  • TV Researcher
  • Market researcher

Q.1 How many seats are there in MA Geography?

Ans. We generally accept around 20 students each year for the course.

Q.2 What is the deadline for application?

Ans. It’s according to Academic calendar of University, consult the calendar.

Q.3 Is there hostel facility in your college?

Ans. Yes, we have hostel facility for both girls and boys.

Q.4 What is the medium of teaching & exam in University?

Ans. There is English medium of teaching & exam.