Geography and Environment

Postgraduate

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 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.

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.

Studentships

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Talking about study and research

  • PhD student Mark Naura explains his research
  • Holly talks about studying GIS
  • Muhammad talks about studying GIS
 
PhD leaflet

PhD leaflet

PhD leaflet

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