Research course

Human Geography

Aberystwyth University · Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

Entry requirements

Minimum of an upper 2nd-class degree is required to study for a PhD/MPhil.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The institute is committed to developing new interdisciplinary teaching and research and being involved in mainstream geography, geology and interdisciplinary fields. Research is organised on research group basis. 60% of first year occupied by research training and 5 - 10% in subsequent years (Human Geography MPhil students may be granted exemption).

Department specialisms

Glaciology and Glacial Geology; Environmental Geochemistry and Hydrology; Regional Change and Governance; Quaternary Environmental Change; Historical and Cultural Geography.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

78% of research classified as world leading or internationally excellent

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Further details of qualification

PhD: 36FT 60PT

Course contact details

Sarah Jones
+44 (0)1970 622596