Ph. D. On Campus

Physical Geography

University of Lincoln

18 months
16100 GBP/year
4495 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Through independent research, supervisory meetings, and departmental seminars, this Physical Geography programme at University of Lincoln provides the opportunity to conduct an in-depth research project in an area of physical geography, and aims to build key skills for positions in research, spatial planning, and environmental consultancy and management.


The School of Geography offers the opportunity to work at doctoral level alongside academics whose research has been internationally recognised. Researchers in the School include Professor Mark Macklin, whose expertise lies in river systems, global environmental change, and in catchment hazard and pollution issues, Professor of Climate Science and Meteorology, Edward Hanna.

Students from the Physical Geography programme at University of Lincoln 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 Opportunities

Geography provides a broad range of career opportunities, including roles in the environmental and health sectors, the geographical information systems (GIS) industry, management and financial services, social and environmental consultancy, and teaching.

Programme Structure

Potential areas of work are aligned with the School’s current research strengths and specialisms and include (but are not limited to):

  • 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

More details

We would advise you to apply as soon as possible.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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

    4495 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4495 GBP per year during 18 months.


  • Home: £2,248/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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