You will be supervised by world leading academics with very strong reputations for research quality. Geography in Manchester was ranked 8th in the world by the 2014 QS world university rankings.
In the UK research assessment exercise, 94% of our outputs were considered internationally recognised, with an exceptionally high proportion (65%) judged to be internationally excellent or world leading.
The University of Manchester Human Geography staff members hold editorial positions with leading research publications, including major journals such as Antipode, Area, Geography Compass, Geoforum, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and Progress in Human Geography.
Recent PhD graduates have been appointed to positions at leading universities in Europe, North America and the Far East, while others now shape national and international policy environments through their work in government agencies, research institutes and activist organisations.
As a postgraduate researcher, you'll have access to a dedicated Researcher Development Team who will support your professional development throughout your PhD journey and beyond.
Our researcher development programme will enable you to become more aware of your developing researcher identity, equipping you with the skills you need during your PhD and prepare you to integrate into the researcher community.
At every stage of your career, you'll receive relevant, effective and comprehensive professional development opportunities.
We offer training sessions to build your skills and confidence in writing and presenting, with specific sessions on viva preparation, thesis submission and preparing for your Review Panel.
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Research areas include:
- Corporate networks
- Nature and resources
- Work and employment
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Academic entry qualification overview
- First or upper second class honours Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) and
- A relevant postgraduate qualification, generally a Master degree, with Merit and a minimum average grade of 60% in the taught modules and a minimum grade of 60% in the dissertation (or international equivalent)
International19000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19000 GBP per year during 36 months.
National6000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6000 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Manchester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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