• MA or MSc by Research/MPhil: you will need at least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent • PhD: you will need a masters degree or equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic • we normally consider applications from candidates from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent
Months of entry
The School of Natural and Social Sciences offers postgraduate research supervision across a range of geographical topics. It is also possible to undertake research that draws upon expertise in cognate fields such as biological sciences, social sciences and countryside and community.
Research topics include: climate and environmental change from the mid-Pleistocene to late Holocene; environmental reconstruction using luminescence dating, and pollen analysis; fluvial geomorphology; river channel dynamics using GIS; flood mitigation; landscape evolution using image analysis and physical modelling; remote sensing of glacial change; species’ response to climate change; conservation ecology, and use of palaeoecology and DNA analysis to inform conservation management. Research in this area is promoted by the Centre for Environmental Change and Quaternary Research (CECQR).
Globalisation and development
Research topics include: the city in the developing world including urban and periurban agriculture; migration policy, and migrant groups including seasonal agricultural labour; democracy in global governance; representation, development and change in Africa; population health, wellbeing and ageing.
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
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