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Geography and Environment, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #222 (QS) Loughborough, United Kingdom
Geography and Environment at Loughborough University is a dynamic and vibrant place to be a postgraduate research student, and we are proud of our reputation for creating a friendly and supportive working environment.
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Overview

Based within the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University, academic staff in Geography and Environment are active researchers, working within and across disciplinary boundaries.

We have over 30 academic staff, who are all leading international experts in their fields. We have an excellent international reputation for our research across different areas of physical and human geography.

In human geography some of the key themes our original research explores include migration, cities, education, and geographies of children, youth and families.  In physical geography our research covers a wide range of cutting-edge topics including hydrological and ecosystem science, polar and alpine research, and the relationship between climate, water and energy. 

Careers

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Nesta, Senior Policy Researcher
  • Department of Energy and Climate Change, Policy Adviser
  • Ramm Sanderson, Ecologist
  • APEM Ltd., Consultant Scientist.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas:
  • Communication and Media
  • Geography and Environment
  • Humanities
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Social and Policy Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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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

A 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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