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 60 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. Our most recent postgraduate feedback (2007) records that 94 per cent of respondents would recommend Geography and the Environment to friends or family for doing research.
Student and staff research is organised into five research groups. Candidates register initially for a MPhil degree, which then converts to a PhD following a satisfactory upgrade report. 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.