PhD in Geography and Earth Sciences (Science)

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PhD in Geography and Earth Sciences (Science)

The core scientific objective that underpins our research in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is to develop understanding of the natural and social environments of Planet Earth, the processes that shape them, and the challenges and processes that result from social and environmental change. We are a transdisciplinary department, encompassing perspectives and methods from the sciences, social sciences and humanities, focused primarily on the discipline of Geography and its interface with the Earth Sciences, but engaging with, drawing from, and contributing to, cognate disciplines from archaeology to physics to sociology.

Our lecturers are active researchers working at the cutting edge of their disciplines, and you will benefit from being taught the latest geographical theories and techniques.

We are also in the top ten of UK Geography departments with regard to research power, which provides a measure of the quality of research, as well as of the number of staff undertaking research within the department.

Research Groups

  • Centre for Glaciology
  • Quaternary Environmental Change
  • Earth Surface Processes
  • Earth Observation and Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental Microbiology and Geochemistry (iCEM)

Please visit the PhD in Geography and Earth Sciences website

Entry Requirements

  • Entry Requirements 2:1 Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent.
  • English Language Requirements IELTS 7.0 with minimum 6.0 in each component, or equivalent
  • Other Requirements¬†Applicants should submit a full research proposal at the point of application


This programme is self-funded.

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