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 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:

  • Biogeography
  • Environmental reconstruction
  • Informatics
  • Water resources

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 5448