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Geography (Human Geography), Ph.D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The research degree in Geography (Human Geography) from The University of Edinburgh draws on expertise from the School’s Human Geography Research Group, part of the Geography and the Lived Environment Research Institute.
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Overview

The Human Geography Research Group is recognised for its leading contribution to research at the forefront of the field.

The group’s research efforts provide challenging new insights to core geographical concerns through three research themes:

  • relations and identities
  • knowledges, practices and policies
  • development and power

We draw on quantitative and qualitative methods, making innovative contributions to both approaches. Several research projects span our specified research themes, and many of us work in collaboration with colleagues in other parts of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

We have expertise in a wide range of regions, including the UK and Europe, South Asia, Australia, North and South America, Canada, the Caribbean and the Middle East. We also have productive collaborations with colleagues in many parts of the University.

Earn a Geography (Human Geography) degree at The University of Edinburgh.

Facilities

We have one of the best-equipped GIS laboratories in Europe, together with software for data handling in a range of social, economic and demographic datasets, GIS, database management, modelling and visualisation.

Our collaborations with colleagues in other parts of the University include the Schools of Education, Health in Social Science (including Counselling Studies), Edinburgh College of Art and other areas within the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. 

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      PhD - 3 years

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      PhD - 6 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The Human Geography Research Group is a member of the ESRC-recognised Scottish Human Geography Consortium and the Kindrogan Consortium for Advanced Postgraduate Research Training in Human Geography. It has expertise in qualitative and feminist methodologies, archive use, and GIS-linked analysis of large datasets.
  • As a research student affiliated to a research institute, you will also benefit from an excellent peer-supported network.
  • As groupings of researchers with related interests, the institutes provide a forum for development of ideas, collaboration, and dissemination of results, and an environment for training, development and mentoring of research students and early career researchers.
  • We encourage our students to undertake demonstrating and tutoring work for the School's undergraduate programmes, for which appropriate training is given.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

  • A UK undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.
  • We may also consider your application if you have other qualifications or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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MPhil part-time fees

  • Overseas: £11,750

PhD full-time fees

  • Overseas: £23,500

PhD part-time fees

  • Overseas: £11,750

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships
  • Research Scholarships for international students

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