Research course


Canterbury Christ Church University · Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

The minimal qualification for PhD applicants is: a good bachelor's degree in a relevant subject, an excellent research proposal. However, a Master's degree is often preferred as evidence of some experience in research. Holders of other qualifications are welcome to apply.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content


Department specialisms

MPhil/PhD research in Geography takes place in the Department of Geographical and Life Sciences. Research interests cover the range of physical, environmental and human geography. Particular strengths are in GIS and cartography, economic and finance geography, and urban and regional studies. The Department has GIS facilities and its own dedicated suite of research laboratories suited to research in biogeography and environmental monitoring. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Alex Kent

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from international Students.

Fees and funding

Canterbury Christ Church University Graduate School holds an annual scholarship competition. Details can be found here:

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
36 months
distance learning
36 months


full time
36 months
part time
60 months
distance learning
60 months

Course contact details

Graduate School/Dr Alex Kent
+44 (0) 1227 782701