Research course

Geography

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant arts, humanities, science or social science subject such as geography, planning, urban studies, environmental studies, sociology, politics, history or business studies.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

We offer MPhil and PhD supervision across a wide range of human and physical geography topics. Our research engages with applied issues and public policy concerns, as well as more abstract cultural and theoretical issues.

We were recently ranked within the top 30 geography departments in the world (QS World University Rankings by subject). Almost all our research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).

Our staff provide supervision in a range of specialisms. Our research focusses on four research clusters:

  • Physical geography
  • Economic geographies
  • Power, space, politics
  • Geographies of social change

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Department specialisms

See our website for more information.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 8 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Jenny Dawley, Postgraduate Secretary, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Email
gps@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 5200