Entry requirements

Normally a UK Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Biodiversity and recent environmental change: over decadal to centennial timescales; threats to terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity; role of biodiversity in ecosystem function and resilience Comparative urbanisation: studies of poverty and inequality including housing, infrastructure and socio-economic impacts of globalisation; studies of cities and urban dynamics; regional specialisations include the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas Environmental modelling: interdisciplinary model-based science to understand environment systems and their interactions: research spans climate science, biogeochemical cycles, coastal and estuarine processes, ecological and hydrology systems and remote sensing technique Past climates: reconstruction of past climates and ecosystem responses over long (tectonic to historic) timescales; climate signatures of critical intervals in human evolution; conceptualisation of long-term climate change Science, policy and politics: studies of environmental history and landscape change; environmental politics and decision-making; geographies of risk; social adaptation to climate change and threats to biodiversity Transnational spaces: cultural and historical geographies of modernity; race, gender and post-colonial theory; geographies of disease; migration and mobility in a global context. Geographic Information Science (GIS): geo-temporal demographics of human populations, including biosocial geographies, migrations and applications in business and service planning; spatial decision support systems.

Department specialisms

Biodiversity and recent environmental change: over decadal to centennial timescales; threats to terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity; role of biodiversity in ecosystem function and resilience Comparative urbanisation: studies of poverty and inequality including housing, infrastructure and socio-economic impacts of globalisation; studies of cities and urban dynamics; regional specialisations include the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas Environmental modelling: interdisciplinary model-based science to understand environment systems and their interactions: research spans climate science, biogeochemical cycles, coastal and estuarine processes, ecological and hydrology systems and remote sensing technique Past climates: reconstruction of past climates and ecosystem responses over long (tectonic to historic) timescales; climate signatures of critical intervals in human evolution; conceptualisation of long-term climate change Science, policy and politics: studies of environmental history and landscape change; environmental politics and decision-making; geographies of risk; social adaptation to climate change and threats to biodiversity Transnational spaces: cultural and historical geographies of modernity; race, gender and post-colonial theory; geographies of disease; migration and mobility in a global context. Geographic Information Science (GIS): geo-temporal demographics of human populations, including biosocial geographies, migrations and applications in business and service planning; spatial decision support systems.

Information for international students

See: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international-students

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Past research students have been receiving funding through a range o awards such as Research Council, University and Commonwealth scholarships, and we also have a number of students who self-fund or obtain work-associated funding. Funding opportunities vary from year to year, so please check the Geography website for up-to-date availability: www.geog.ucl.ac.uk.

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.
See: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
60 months

MPhil

full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Name
Ms Fiona Mannion
Email
f.mannion@ucl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7679 7579
Fax
020 7679 3001