Ph. D. On Campus

Physical Geography

University of Lincoln

18 months
16100 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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 Further study in Physical Geography at University of Lincoln enables students to explore the processes and patterns in the natural environment and considers the natural sciences of the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.


Students can benefit from a supportive academic community, where ideas and experiences are shared with the aim of advancing knowledge.

Lincoln’s physical geographers are working on projects exploring geoarchaeology and environmental history; quaternary environmental change; ecosystem and human health; floods, droughts and climate change; GIS and remote sensing; glaciology and climatology; coastal and marine environments; and large river systems and deltas.

Career and Personal Development

This research programme in Physical Geography at University of Lincoln is designed to enable students to expand their knowledge and expertise in an area of specific interest. It provides the opportunity to develop an in-depth foundation for further research or progression to careers across the broad spectrum of physical geographical industries and in academia.

Programme Structure

  • Alluvial geoarchaeology and environmental history
  • Biogeochemistry, ecosystems and human health
  • Extreme hydrological events (floods and droughts) and climate change
  • GIS and remote sensing for assessment of water-related diseases
  • Greenland ’s ice sheet mass balance/glaciology
  • Mining impacts on freshwater, coastal, and marine environments
  • Morphodynamics of large rivers, coasts, and deltas
  • Quaternary environmental change.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • First or second class honours degree in Geography or related discipline.
  • For direct PhD entry, applicants should possess a relevant Master's or MPhil degree in Geography or related discipline.
  • The key to a successful programme is to find a research subject that you are passionate about, and a supervisory team that has expertise in that area. All students should initially contact a member of staff who works in an area that they are interested in. The School has a wide range of expertise spanning climate change, river and coastal processes and pollution, waterborne diseases, biogeography, environmental behaviour, rural economy, social and political geography, development studies, and more.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16100 GBP per year during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 18 months.


  • Home/EU: £2,204/year
  • International: £8,050/year

Living costs for Lincoln

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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