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Geography and Environment


Geography at Southampton is one of the UK's leading centres of geographical research. Offering both taught and research degrees we boast excellent facilities, a strong publication record and thriving research culture with a community of over 120 graduates.

Postgraduate taught study

Postgraduate taught study

Our Masters degree in Applied Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing (AGISRS) provides a broad overview of the subject with scope for specialisation. And our innovative MSc Sustainability tackles some of the major challenges facing our planet today.

Postgraduate research degrees

Postgraduate research degrees

Candidates at Southampton register for an MPhil degree which, following a satisfactory upgrade report during year two, converts to a PhD. MPhil and PhD students also receive formal research training and detailed tuition tailored to their needs.

PhD studentships

PhD studentships

Take a look at the studentships currently on offer. We also welcome speculative applications.

Outstanding academics

Outstanding academics

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

A first-class environment

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.

Our research groups

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.

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“The high quality of education and large quantity of practical experience provide us with support in acquiring related knowledge and improving our practical abilities. ”

Shuang Cao - MSc in GIS and Remote Sensing

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International bursary scheme

Alumni benefits include 10% off for 2015 postgraduate fees

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Studying for a PhD

PhD student Mark Naura discusses his research and what led him to undertake his studies at the University of Southampton

Available studentships

Studying a Masters degree

Student Holly Price explains the benefits of studying at her Masters in Applied GIS and remote sensing here at Southampton.

Our Masters degrees

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