PhD Geography

A leading centre of postgraduate teaching and research, the School of Geography has internationally recognised strengths across the discipline.

Our PhD programme enables you to conduct original research across a wide range of geographical research areas.

Our students are an integral part of our wider research and teaching community. Individual projects may cut across research areas, for example, in fields such as environmental management. You will also be supported by at least two academic advisors, who may be drawn from more than one of our research groups.

Our research areas include:

Shaped by, and shaping, wider developments in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Sub-themes include:

Analyses contemporary economic phenomena. It is characterised by the development of innovative theoretical approaches that are attuned to the cultural, political and social dimensions of economic life. Sub-themes include:

Encompasses research around environment-society relationships. Sub-themes include:

Leading research in earth and environmental systems over a range of spatial and temporal scales. Sub-themes include:

You must complete a written thesis of up to 100,000 words, with expert support and advice from your academic advisors. You will also take a verbal examination called a viva voce where you explain your project in depth to an examination panel.

Full-time students should aim to meet with their advisors at least 10 times each year. This would be at least six times in the same period for part-time students.

You will join a vibrant postgraduate community within the School of Geography and an advisory team will oversee your progress.

During your studies, you will have the opportunity to participate in our research seminars. These talks from visiting speakers, and internal research workshops given by members of the school including postgraduate research students, provide you the chance to enrich your knowledge.

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£21,500 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 Years


Oct 2024

Start Month

Sep 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • October 2024
  • October 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time