Entry requirements

You should hold a 2:1 degree in a relevant area. You should submit a research proposal with your application. Your research proposal should be approximately three pages, with references, and include a summary of the research you wish to undertake. It is usually helpful to contact the Department in advance of submitting an application to discuss your ideas.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Department of Geography is a dynamic and vibrant place to be a postgraduate student and we are proud of our reputation for creating a friendly and supportive working environment.

Geographers at Loughborough University have pioneered new ways of thinking and working in two areas of physical geography: ‘Hydrological and Ecosystem Science’ and ‘Polar and Alpine Research’. In human geography, we have led intellectual agendas in ‘Children, Youth and Families’ research, and have developed distinctive contributions to knowledge on ‘Migration, Identity and the State’. Inter-disciplinarity, and a commitment to the co-production of knowledge with non-academic partners, are hallmarks of our work, giving geographical research at LU a meaningful role in contemporary debates about social and environmental futures.
There is a dynamic community of around 50 postgraduates within the Department providing a supportive and friendly environment to study and research in.

Research carried out in the areas of human and physical geography are at the heart of the Department and its ethos. Becoming a postgraduate research student within Geography provides you with the opportunity to work within a supportive and nurturing environment, as well as becoming a part of our innovative research community.

Department specialisms

Research groups: Human Geography Research Group Physical Geography Research Group

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1509 222794