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Research degrees in Geography

The breadth of the School's research expertise offers a wide range of opportunities for those wishing to embark on a programme of doctoral research in human or physical geography. Research students work under the close supervision of members of academic staff. We welcome applications from those wishing to study full or part-time. The School is part of the London Social Science ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (joint between QMUL/Goldsmiths), the London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership, the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme on 'Science for Management of Rivers and their Tidal Systems’, and also regularly receives AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards.

Prospective PhD students are encouraged to consider the wide variety of academic research areas covered by the School of Geography. Our research strengths include:

  • migration studies
  • geographies of development
  • global health (linked with Blizard Institute)
  • biosciences and health security
  • labour and global production (linked with Business and Management)
  • studies of the home (collaboration with the Geffrye Museum of the Home)
  • urban geography
  • urban cultural politics
  • historical geography
  • geographies of knowlege and practice
  • environmental science (including specialisms in freshwater biogeochemical processes, fluvial processes, aquatic restoration projects and geoarchives)


See also: the website for the School of Geography

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