Geography and Environment


A postgraduate education with impact

A postgraduate education with impact

Geography at Southampton is one of Britain's leading centres for geographical research, with excellent facilities, a strong publication record, and a thriving research culture.

The Graduate School currently has around 80 full-time and part-time students from the UK and overseas funded by research councils and other sources. The Graduate School captures all that’s good about research: a mixture of stimulating intellectual activity and enjoyable social interaction.

Student and staff research is organised into six research groups: Earth Surface Dynamics (ESD); Economy, Governance and Culture; GeoData; Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation (GECEO); Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory at the University of Southampton (PLUS); Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW) On joining us you will become a member of one (or more) of these groups.

Postgraduate taught study
Our Masters degree in Applied GIS and remote sensing is taught by world leading experts in the field and students have the opportunity to undertake industry based dissertations. Our exciting new Sustainability programme builds on expertise from across the University enabling you to apply your knowledge in the real world and tackle some of the major challenges facing our planet today.

Postgraduate research study
Candidates at Southampton register initially for a MPhil degree, which then converts to a PhD following a satisfactory upgrade report during the second year of candidature. Each MPhil and PhD student receives formal research training and detailed tuition tailored to their own needs.

Benefiting from a first class environment

You will have the opportunity to work in first class facilities and undertake a stimulating project in one of our major research themes.

Working with outstanding academics

You will be working alongside other PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and academics who are experts in their fields both nationally and worldwide.

Equipping you for success

Our research programmes and training will develop your knowledge and wider professional skills.

Crossing the disciplinary boundaries

Many academics work across multiple research themes, collaborating with colleagues from other parts of the University and other educational establishments.