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 contentRanked 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.
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 fundingESRC, NERC, university, department; scholarships for international students.
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
MA by research
Course contact details
- Jacqui Manton
- 0113 343 6531
- 0113 343 3308