Geography Research

King's College London

Ph.D. On Campus
24 months
20820 GBP/year
5500 GBP/year
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The Department of Geography Research at King's College London has a vibrant community of scholars - most are members of one of four research groups: Cities; Environment, Politics & Development; Earth & Environmental Dynamics. Some members of each of these groups are also members of the multidisciplinary Hazards & Risk group.


Staff research of Geography Research at King's College London also ranges well beyond those groups and involves both individual scholarship and colleagues in other institutions as well as the department.

Key facts

These groups operate through staff-funded research and PhD student collaboration on research projects. 

The research themes provide the central focus of our international reputation centre on: cultural, political and social change in cities; urban governance and public policy in cities; urban sustainability; environment and development in low-income locations; monitoring and modelling of terrestrial environmental processes and investigations of the politics of environmental policy. 

In addition, we have thematic research specialisms in historical geography, geographies of disability, architecture and the built environment, rural development, and remote sensing of the environment.

Programme Structure

Postgraduate training

  • To ensure that you develop the skills necessary to complete your research programme and fulfil your career goals, the Department will provide you with research training in accordance with the specific guidelines set out by ESRC for human geography and NERC for physical geography.
  •  During induction you will meet with your primary supervisor to assess your skills and training needs and design an individualised training programme for you, which is set out in a research plan that must be approved by the Departmental Postgraduate and Research Committee (PaRC).
  • Although the specific training programmes provided for physical geography and human geography students differ somewhat, both use a variety of means, including lectures and practical classes, individual reading and study, and informally through discussion with other graduates.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

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On Campus

Academic requirements

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Upper Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1st class or 2:1 honours and/or a good master's degree

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20820 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


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