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Human Geography, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) ,
There are two research groups specialising in Human Geography at Manchester: Geographical Political Economy and Urban Transformations. The University of Manchester is one of the best places to study Human Geography in the world.

About

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.

Our 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas include:

  • Corporate networks
  • Governance
  • Nature and resources
  • Work and employment

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

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)

English language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

UK Research Councils:
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP)Includes 1+3 and +3 studentships.  Residency eligibility criteria apply.
In addition, funding is sometimes possible from one of the following:

  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

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