Geography is one of the four subject disciplines within the School of Environmental Sciences at Liverpool and offers excellent postgraduate research programmes.
Why study with us?
I have a comfortable office with access to all the resources I need. If equipment and facilities are in high demand, the staff in the department do everything they can to help you gain access.Claire Mellett - Geography PhD student
postgraduate research students.
since we have been offering courses.
We aim to produce researchers with strong, transferrable research skills, who are internationally recognised in their fields and understand current environmental and academic research problems.
You’ll develop your research skills primarily by completing a project under supervision. The skills you’ll gain will typically include:-
- data collection
- manipulation of the data
- data interpretation and modelling
- critical analysis
- literature surveys
- presentation skills, through international conferences.
Our research themes are:
- Geographies of Population and the Lifecourse Globalisation
- Development and Place Advanced Environmental Analytical Techniques
- The study of Environmental and Climate Change.
Study options and fees
|MPhil / PhD||Duration||Home/EU Students||International Students|
|Full time||2-4 years||£4,407* (2020)||£23,650* ^ (lab based programmes)
£18,000* (non Lab based programmes) (2020).
|Part time||4-6 years||£2,204* (2020)||£11,825* (lab based programmes) £9,000* (non Lab based programmes) (2020)|
*This fees excludes potential research support fees also known as ‘bench fees. You will be notified of any fee which may apply in your offer letter.
^Self funded full time international students studying a lab based programme will receive a £2,000 reduction in their fees for the first year only.
Applications are welcomed from well qualified graduates who would typically hold a UK first degree or equivalent in the first or 2:1 class, or a 2:2 class degree plus a Masters degree, in a relevant subject.
For all taught and research degree programmes the typical minimum entry requirement is a Bachelors degree (with Honours) at 2:1 level or better and in an appropriate field of study. Equivalent overseas degrees together with an acceptable English language qualification are also accepted. Individual consideration is given to mature students with significant and relevant experience and with professional qualifications.
We welcome applications from around the world. You should ensure that your qualifications are equivalent to those required to study for this research degree. See our guidance on international qualifications.
You must also have reached a minimum standard of English and be able to provide evidence of this. See our English language requirements for international students.
How to apply
Research degree applications can be made online. You'll also need to ensure that you have funding to cover all fees.
Applications are open all year round.
Before you apply, we recommend that you identify a supervisor and develop a research proposal
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