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 70 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 five research groups: Earth Surface Dynamics (ESD); Economy, Society and Space (ESS); Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation (GECEO); Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW); Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory at the University of Southampton (PLUS). On joining us you will become a member of one (or more) of these groups.
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.
You will have the opportunity to work in first class facilities and undertake a stimulating project in one of our major research themes.
You will be working alongside other PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and academics who are experts in their fields both nationally and worldwide.
Our research programmes and training will develop your knowledge and wider professional skills.
Many academics work across multiple research themes, collaborating with colleagues from other parts of the University and other educational establishments.