Geography and environmental science research degrees

An overview of our postgraduate research in geography and environmental science and entry requirements for PhDs and other research degrees.

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Academics in geography and environmental science research across the broad areas of environment and society and are part of the wider School of Social Sciences.

Our Physical geographers have a key focus on the sensitivity of local and global environmental systems to natural and anthropogenic change while our Human geographers have particular expertise related to crime, forced labour, health and disability, media, migration, policing, poverty, and security.

To read more on their research interests and actives, please visit the Geography and Environmental Studies research pages.

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

English language requirements

IELTS (overall) Reading Listening Speaking Writing
6.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.5

We also accept other English language qualifications

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you are a national of certain countries.

Don't meet the English language requirements?

English language programmes

Prepare for university study and benefit from extra English tuition with an English language programme.

Apply for a research degree

You can apply for a PhD or other postgraduate research degree using our Direct Application System.

We have three start dates per academic year.

PhD Geography 3 years

PhD Geography 3 years (part time)

PhD Geography 4 years

PhD Geography 4 years (part time)

MSc by Research Geography

MSc by Research Geography (part time)

MSc by Research Environmental Science

MSc by Research Environmental Science (part time)

Social Sciences (non-graduating) (research)

The University of Dundee welcomes applications from disabled students.


Dr Janet Liao
Director of Doctoral Studies
+44 (0)1382 384928