Research course

Geography (Human Geography)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Geosciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A UK undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.

We may also consider your application if you have other qualifications or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

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

Course content

The research degree in Geography draws on expertise from the School’s Human Geography Research Group, part of the Geography and the Lived Environment Research Institute.

The Human Geography Research Group is recognised for its leading contribution to research at the forefront of the field.

The group’s research efforts provide challenging new insights to core geographical concerns through three research themes:

  • relations and identities
  • knowledges, practices and policies
  • development and power

We draw on quantitative and qualitative methods, making innovative contributions to both approaches. Several research projects span our specified research themes, and many of us work in collaboration with colleagues in other parts of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

We have expertise in a wide range of regions, including the UK and Europe, South Asia, Australia, North and South America, Canada, the Caribbean and the Middle East. We also have productive collaborations with colleagues in many parts of the University.

We support a lively programme of seminars, symposiums, readings groups and postgraduate workshops that support and disseminate our three research themes.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgrsupport.geos@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 650 8556