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Geographical Sciences (Physical Geography), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #58 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
The Geographical Sciences (Physical Geography) programme offered by the University of Bristol encompass a wide range of subjects at the leading edge of geographical research.
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Overview

The School of Geographical Sciences is a leading international centre for research. In the Times Higher Education analysis of the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment, we were ranked the top geography department in the UK. The graduate school is integral to this success. We have a large and vibrant graduate community, with students following PhD, MSc by research and taught MSc programmes. The graduate community has a strong international and interdisciplinary flavour, and offers an exceptional academic environment for postgraduate research.

Careers

Students who complete the Geographical Sciences (Physical Geography) programme offered by the University of Bristol typically move on to careers in academia (post-doctoral research, lectureships), further research in government or private institutes, environmental consultancy, teaching, the civil service, computer programming or IT consultancy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Not fixed, but funding application deadlines will usually be between January and March.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Areas of research included:

  • Global Environmental Change
  • Glaciology
  • Hydrology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    85

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree (or an equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4365 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4365 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Part time fees: EU/EEA: 2,183 GBP per year
  • FT fees: Channel Islands/Isle of Man: 9,365 GBP per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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