Geography and Environment

Postgraduate research

How to apply

All applications are submitted to the University.

The University is responsible for making formal offers of admission to postgraduate research students and uses the recommendations made by the Subject Area to do so. 

Applications made direct to the University are passed to the Subject Area for comment and all proposals are evaluated by subject specialists. In order to ensure that supervision is available and that your proposal falls into an area of established expertise, you are strongly advised to contact the member of academic staff whose research most closely relates to your project.

Colleagues are happy to provide feedback on draft proposals but owing to the volume of applications the Subject Area receives, we cannot guarantee advice for applications made in connection with studentship awards.

Applicants must have a good Bachelors degree (2.1 or 1st class classification or equivalent). A masters qualification is not required but recommended.

The Subject Area will ask applicants to provide necessary supporting documents and contact referees once a decision to recommend admission has been taken.  All non-native English speakers are asked to check carefully the University’s English language entry qualifications before applying.

The admission process usually takes between four to six weeks.  Applicants are free to contact the Subject Area to track the progress of their applications. 

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