Human Geography, Ph.D. | University of Kent | Canterbury, United Kingdom
36 months
Duration
18600 GBP/year
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About

Postgraduate research in Human Geography at the University of Kent can cover a wide range of topics, but in essence it is broadly concerned with the dynamic interactions between humans and their environment.

Overview

At Kent we are fundamentally concerned with studying the complex, dynamic and changing relationships between humans and the environment, particularly how these interactions are reproduced spatially. Human adaptation to the environment and to environmental change is also a key focus.

Human Geography encompasses social and cultural geography, urban and political geography, economics and development studies, as well as environmental and landscape planning.

Careers

The Human Geography PhD programme at the University of Kent combines academic theory with practical field experience to develop graduates who are highly employable.

Human Geography graduates work in a variety of sectors including international aid and development agencies such as the United Nations, NGOs and charities; the civil service and local government departments responsible for housing and planning, environmental services, recycling, sustainability, regeneration; Ministry of Defence; environmental consultancies; travel and tourism; the property, real estate and planning sectors.

Programme Structure

Recent or current projects cover topics such as:
  • Urban mobility and segregation in Stockholm and Jerusalem
  • The Political Economy of Backpacker Tourism in South East Asia 
  • Cultural values and practices towards the natural environment in the British Overseas Territories
  • Analysis of the role of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy in creating jobs in UK rural areas.
  • Local knowledge, science and the environment: how and why people respond to climate change
  • Improved management of socio-ecological landscapes in Western Ghats
  • Cost, benefits and trade-offs in creating large conservation areas
  • Traditional knowledge, intellectual property rights and protected area management
  • The economic value of mammals in Britain

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • For a PhD a first degree and a usually a Master’s (at least Merit) or substantial professional experience in a relevant field is required.
  • All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18600 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • International and EU part-time: £9,300

Living costs for Canterbury

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.

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Human Geography.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
China Scholarship Council (CSC)-Kent PhD Scholarships
Merit-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
18622 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Kent Research Institute PhD Scholarship for Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS)
Merit-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
18622 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC
Merit-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Christine and Ian Bolt Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amberscholar Scholarship
Merit-based

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Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
28 Feb 2025
Boustany Astronomy PhD Scholarship
Merit-based

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Boustany Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Full Support for Tuition and Costs of Living- PhD Scholarship at the University of Essex
Merit-based

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Junhua Li
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
Merit-based Need-based

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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
29 Jun 2024
The London Pass Education Scholarship
Merit-based

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Go City
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 GBP
Deadline
23 Nov 2024
Royal Geographical Society - Dudley Stamp Memorial Award in UK
Merit-based Need-based

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Royal Geographical Society
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available

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