Research course

Cultural and Historical Geography

University of Nottingham · School of Geography

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent); previous training in geography or a related discipline and/or completion of a relevant masters degree would be desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

Cultural and Historical Geography is a distinctive, internationally- renowned research theme within the School. Research in this area is shaped by, and has shaped, wider developments in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Research combines sustained engagement with empirical material with commitment to theoretical innovation, and demonstrates the geographical and historical diversity of subject matter with cultural and historical geography.

The research agenda in cultural and historical geography has been shaped by three interconnected themes (please follow the links for more detailed information):

Cultures of Landscape
Historical Geographies of Empire, Environment and Health
Histories of Geographical and Environmental Knowledge
Research conducted in Cultural and Historical Geography has been funded by major awards from the AHRC, ESRC, Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Paul Mellon Centre, the Carnegie Trust and DEFRA.

The theme attracts a large number of high-calibre postgraduate students, with funding sources including AHRC and ESRC. Staff associated with the research theme deliver the School's MA in Landscape and Culture, and MSc in Environmental History.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Geography web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)115 951 5575