Research course

School of Geography

University of Leeds · School of Geography
PhDMPhilMSc by researchMA by research

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for research degrees are a first or upper second class honours degree, or equivalent, in geography or a related subject. A Masters degree is also a valuable asset when applying for funding. Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not have these qualifications, but have substantial employment or other experience providing a suitable foundation for a research degree.

Months of entry

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

Course content

Ranked in the top six geography departments in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and awarded an 'Excellent' grading by HEFCE for the quality of our teaching, we disseminate cutting edge knowledge and research on topics as diverse as tropical ecology, social inclusion and city futures. We offer an excellent student experience and achieved a 88% satisfaction rating in the 2012 National Student Survey results.

Department specialisms

Computational Geography; Geodemography; Spatial Data Analysis Resource and Environmental Management; Social Geography; Hydrological Sediment Systems; Geographical Information Systems; Urban Modelling; Economic Geography; Geomorphological/ Hydrological Modelling.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in all components TOEFL IBT (Internet-based TOEFL): 87 with a minimum score of 20 in listening and reading, 21 in writing and 22 in speaking

Fees and funding

ESRC, NERC, university, department; scholarships for international students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36+ months


full time
24 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

MA by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Jacqui Manton
0113 343 6531
0113 343 3308