Entry requirements

Masters (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline, with an average of 60% or above; applicants with a 2:1 (or international equivalent) or other suitable qualifications and/or at least two years of relevant professional experience also considered.

Months of entry

December, October, July, April, February

Course content

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination and final thesis.

Geography research areas include:

Cultural and Historical Geography

Shaped by, and shaping, wider developments in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Sub-themes include:

  • Cultures of Landscape
  • Historical Geographies of Empire, Environment and Health
  • Histories of Geographical and Environmental Knowledge

Economic Worlds

Advancing analysis of economic phenomena in contemporary globalisation in geography and the wider social sciences. Sub-themes include:

  • Money
  • Knowledge
  • Bodies
  • Value

Environment and Society

Focused on topics at the environment-society interface in various geographical contexts and scales. Sub-themes include:

  • Sustainable Rural and Urban Land Management
  • Farming, Food and Forestry
  • The Sustainable Use and Management of Water
  • Health and Environment


Leading research in earth and environmental systems over a range of spatial and temporal scales; investigating patterns and processes within the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere to make inferences about past, present and future change. Sub-themes include:

  • Biogeography
  • Environmental Reconstruction
  • Informatics
  • Water Resources

Our students are strongly integrated into our research, contributing across all areas of activity and reflecting the international scope of our work.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Support Hub
+44 (0)115 951 5559