Research course

Environment and Society

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

This research theme focuses on the expertise developed within Environmental and Geomorphological Sciences. Research seeks to apply this knowledge to solve environmental problems in a variety of geographical contexts in both the developed and developing world. The creation of the Centre for Environmental Management, a discrete but integral component of the School, provides a new institutional focus for the Schools policy driven, applied environmental research, including management and control of air and water pollution; sustainability thresholds and countryside policy; flood management and prevention; rural landscape and countryside management; and the political economy of natural resource management. Contaminated land management forms another prominent research dimension in the theme.

Humans are unique in both their impact on the environment and their understanding of that impact. Research of the interface of society and the environment in various geographical contexts and scales, in both developed and developing worlds, can clarify problems and help identify solutions reflecting societal needs and stewardship.

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
36-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5428