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PhD Research


The Department has one of the largest Graduate Schools of Geography in the UK. Currently, there are approximately 120 students registered for PhD programmes. Our students are supported by 40 academic staff in the Department, and by collaborative supervision with external individuals and organisations in the UK and worldwide, including a series of joint PhD programmes with international partners.

Within the Department, PhD students are supported through their affiliation with one (or more) research groups, which sponsor seminars and other opportunities for learning and interaction with leading researchers.

Membership of these groups is non-exclusive, and there is considerable collaboration and cross-research group activity, particularly on the urban environment, land degradation, natural hazards, and climate and water. 

Find out more and apply via the online prospectus.


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