A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
We usually expect research experience and/or a postgraduate qualification, such as a MRes or MSc, for PhD study. Please contact us if you are in any doubt.
Months of entry
MPhil and PhD supervision covers a number of research topics supported by research active academic staff. Our broad range of research areas relate to land use, natural resources and environmental change; rural planning, community governance and resilience; rural change, culture and wellbeing; and rural economy, enterprise and innovation.
Areas of research include:
- impact and implications of ‘local-global’ processes and relationships for rural areas
- characteristics and performance of rural businesses and households
- rural governance
- demographic ageing and social change
- living with environmental change.
Information for international students
To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements:
- Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.
Fees and funding
See our Programme information for further information: Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Gavin Stewart, Director of Postgraduate Research
- +44 (0) 191 208 3593