Research course

Environmental and Geomorphological Sciences

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

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

Course content

This theme is leading research in earth and environmental systems over a range of spatial and temporal scales.

We investigate patterns and processes within the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere to make inferences about past, present and future change.

We are pioneering cutting-edge technologies for geoscience data collection, analysis and knowledge transfer. Supported by state-of-the-art laboratories and information systems, we engage in fundamental and applied research with a strong focus on resource and environmental management, biodiversity, risk mitigation and ecosystem restoration.

Four sub-themes summarise our range of activities:

Postgraduate students are strongly integrated into our research, contributing across all areas of activity and reflecting the international scope of our work. View our research student profiles and some of our students' recently completed PhD projects.

Members of this theme are participating in the NERC funded ENVISION DTP, the joint Nottingham-BGS Centre for Environmental Geochemistry and the University's Centre for the Environment.

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
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)115 951 5575