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

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We also accept other English language qualifications (updated August 2020)

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.

PhD fees

Applying for a research degree

Use UCAS Postgraduate to apply for a research degree. Please read the guidance on filling in your UCAS Postgraduate application before proceeding with your application.

PhD opportunities

View PhD opportunities on the School of Social Sciences website

Learn about our Doctoral training programmes


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