Research course


University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Honours degree at 2.1 or above, or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline. Please check our website for English language requirements.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Geography staff and research students work at the cutting edge in a number of research fields, including environmental change, policing, flooding, cold-climate geomorphology, health, volunteering and children and youth geography. We have a supportive and active research postgraduate community in bespoke office space within the Geography department.

Geography staff lead the University's Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (a partnership between the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute) and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research, a collaboration between 13 Scottish universities.

Geography staff also make a significant contribution to:

  • The University of Dundee UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science;
  • The Social Dimensions of Health Institute;
  • The SFC/ESRC funded Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN).

Research staff and postgraduate students operate within two research groups, the Space and Society Research Group (SSRG) and the Environmental Systems Research Group (ESRG). Both hold regular informal discussion meetings and research seminars.

Department specialisms

Groups - Space and Society Research Group - Environmental Systems Research Group Centres - Scottish Institute for Policing Research - Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience - UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science - Social Dimensions of Health Institute - Centre for Remote Sensing and Environmental Monitoring

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Martin Kirkbride
+44 (0)1382 384513