Research course

Physical Geography

Swansea University · School of Biosciences, Geography and Physics

Entry requirements

We normally require a minimum of an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent in geography or a related field, or an appropriate Master's degree with Merit.

IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

You will undertake an individual physical geography research project over two years (MPhil) or three years (PhD), supported by our widely respected academic staff.

Predicting and mitigating water pollution risk from wildfire ash – Professor Stefan Doerr is a leading authority on wildfire impact.
Predicting ice rifts - Professor Adrian Luckman received international press coverage for his research on the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica and his predictions of its calving.
Professor Siwan Davies’ work focuses on establishing why climate has changed dramatically and abruptly in the past 100,000 years. Siwan recently made a television documentary on the effects of present climate change in Uganda, Costa Rica and California.
Professor Tavi Murray, the first woman to be awarded the Polar Medal by HM queen for outstanding service to polar research.
Professor Peter North who received global media coverage for his work with NASA on the Amazon and Climate Change.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358