With extensive experience in building partnerships, knowledge transfer, applied research and public engagement and impact, the Geography programme from University College London (UCL) enables doctoral students to enhance their employment prospects while pursuing cutting-edge research.
UCL Geography is an established international leader in geographical research. We are committed to theoretically informed empirical research on major social and environmental issues. The department is distinctive in the scale and diversity of its research, as well as its international scope, collaborative links and policy orientation.
A significant number of our recent research graduates have gone on to lectureships and many others into university research, at institutions such as King’s College London, the University of Tokyo, National University of Singapore and California College of the Arts.
Having gained a variety of technical and analytical skills as well as in-depth substantive expertise in particular fields, others have entered professions within government, non-governmental organisations and the private sector.
Programme StructureResearch areas:
- Past climates
- Recent environmental change and biodiversity
- Environmental modelling and observation
- Global urbanisms
- Environment, politics and society
- Culture and migration
- Geospatial analytics and computing
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesGeography Geographical Information Systems (GIS) View 24 other PhDs in Geography in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Normally a UK Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
International22900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22900 GBP per year during 36 months.
National5690 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: £11,530
- International: £11,530
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Past research students have received funding through a range of awards such as the UK Research Council, University and Commonwealth Scholarships, and we also have a number of students who self-fund or obtain work-associated funding.
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