Research course


Keele University · School of Physical and Geographical Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally require an honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or a masters degree, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Professional research training through devising and implementing a research project, undertaking formal and informal training in subject-specific and transferable skills, and professional development activities.

The Geography group has 15 research students with office space for postgraduates and laboratory facilities for sediment analysis, computing, GIS, and cartography.

Department specialisms

For a list of current research strengths for supervising a research degree look on the Research Institute website: Includes Health, Welfare and Community Planning; Historical Geographies of Agrarian and Rural Change; Aeolian Processes and Landforms; Glaciology; Fluvial Geomorphology; Sustainable Development; Waste and Consumption

Information for international students

English Language proficiency required. Keele has research students from over 50 different countries. We offer a safe campus environment, with guaranteed accommodation for all full time postgraduate students who apply by 30 June. Support specifically for international students includes an International Students Support Officer and free English language support.

Fees and funding

All sponsorship opportunities are listed on the Graduate School website
Prospective applicants are advised to look regularly from January onwards to see if there are any opportunities available in your field.

Key sponsors: NERC, EPSRC, Research Institute

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
48-84 months


full time
12-24 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Prof Nye Evans
01782 584339
01782 712378