PhD programmes are aimed at those who aspire to the highest level of academic achievement, becoming recognised as a highly skilled expert in a specialised field.

Many will go on to use their skills within academia or in research-intensive aspects of the professions, but others will draw on their research background in a wide variety of other occupations. Such highly educated and skilled doctoral graduates are in great demand within the global, knowledge-based economy of today.

How is the programme structured?

The PhD is a research-based degree assessed on a completed thesis and an oral examination. By the end of the programme you will have produced an original piece of work which makes a substantial contribution to the advancement of knowledge within your chosen specialism.

In Geography and Environmental Science we have identified specific themes of expertise, and these attract ambitious, talented students keen to work in these areas.

Key staff contact

We have an active research environment here in Dundee. We offer research degrees (PhD or MPhil) in a wide variety of topics in Geography (Human and Physical) and Environmental Science.

For enquiries, please email Mark Cutler, PhD Admissions Officer.

Prospective candidates are welcome to contact academic staff who share their areas of research. However, you need to apply via UKPASS before a firm decision can be taken on whether or not a PhD place can be offered.