Research course


Loughborough University · Department of Geography

Entry requirements

Good degree or equivalent experience.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Research Proposal
Candidates should submit a research proposal with their application. Three pages, with references, is normally sufficient.
Human Geography Research Group
This Group brings together leading researchers to provide two distinct, and cross-cutting, views on: Children, Youth and Families (CYF), and Migration, Identity and the State (MIS). CYF research explores the way ideas about, and the experiences of, childhood, youth and families are shaped within and reshape diverse geographical contexts in the Global North and South. MIS has core interests in understanding progressing and deepening understandings of the interconnections between migration, identity and the state in today’s globalising society.
Physical Geography Research Group
Physical Geographers at Loughborough conduct leading edge research with a strong tradition of interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary collaborations.
Research activity is organised into two main groupings: the Polar and Alpine Research Centre (PARC) and the Centre for Hydrological and Ecosystem Science (CHES). PARC research focuses on a wide range of environmental processes and changes that characterise the world’s cold places. CHES has core interests in monitoring, modelling and managing hydrological and ecological systems.

Department specialisms

Research groups: Human Geography Research Group Physical Geography Research Group

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Office
+44(0)1509 228292