Research course

Geography and Environment

Institution
Loughborough University · Geography and Environment
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent.

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

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

Based within the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, academic staff in Geography and Environment are active researchers, working within and across disciplinary boundaries. The School is home to 130 postgraduates working closely with 100 specialist supervisors who are located in one of five main research areas:

  • Communication and Media
  • Geography and Environment
  • Humanities
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Social and Policy Studies

We have over 30 academic staff, who are all leading international experts in their fields. We have an excellent international reputation for our research across different areas of physical and human geography.

In human geography some of the key themes our original research explores include migration, cities, education, and geographies of children, youth and families. In physical geography our research covers a wide range of cutting-edge topics including hydrological and ecosystem science, polar and alpine research, and the relationship between climate, water and energy.

We are currently leading a range of exciting research projects funded by major international research bodies and the UK Government that sit at the interface of physical and human geography to tackle real world global challenges.

Our graduates are highly employable. Employability skills are embedded throughout our programmes, with graduates appointed to posts across a full range of industries and sectors.

Almost all of our postgraduates are in employment within a few months of graduating, and many others choose to embark on academic research careers.

Information for international students

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-students/

Fees and funding

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
pgenquiries@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1509 222794