PhD Human Geography / Overview
Year of entry: 2019
- Degree awarded
- 3 years
- Entry requirements
- A First or Upper Second Class Bachelor's degree (or its international equivalent).
- A relevant master's degree, with Merit and a minimum average grade of 60% in both the taught course units and your dissertation (or international equivalent of 60%).
- How to apply
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A PhD place in Human Geography will allow you to benefit from the supervision of world-leading academics who have reputations for research excellence. The University of Manchester is one of the best places to study human geography globally, and our department has a high reputation for its research and teaching. In the UK's most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), 94% of our publications were judged to be `internationally recognised', with an exceptionally high proportion (65%) judged to be `internationally excellent' or `world-leading'.
Your research will seek to help to create a fair and sustainable future, engaging with themes such as:
- Critical cartography;
- Emotions, identities, place and geographic scale;
- Global production networks and labour;
- Socio-spatial inequality and vulnerability;
- Political economy of environmental use, governance and conflict;
- Sustainable cities;
- Urban politics and diversity;
- Urban transition and crisis
Our human geography staff members hold editorial positions with major journals, such as Antipode, Area, Geography Compass, Geoforum , International Journal of Urban and Regional Research , and Progress in Human Geography . In addition, there are three research groups containing human geographers at Manchester: Mapping, Culture and GIS (MCGIS), the Society-Environment Research Group (SERG), and Cities, Politics & Economics (CPE). The latter is part of the wider Manchester Urban Institute, the umbrella organisation for research into cities at the university.
Our PhD students are members of these groups, and all are appointed two supervisors to assist them with their research. Recent PhD graduates have been appointed to positions at leading universities in Europe, North America and the Far East, while others now shape national and international policy agendas through their work in government agencies, research institutes and activist organisations.
The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and programmes.
On this day, you will find out more about the School of Environment, Education and Development and our resources, and meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.
For more information, see Open days
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £6,000
International students (per annum): £18,500
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,000
International students (per annum): £9,250
Your fees will cover the cost of your study at the University, as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision, examinations and graduation (excluding graduation robe hire).
Payment of tuition fees will also entitle you to membership of The University of Manchester library, the Students' Union and the Athletic Union.
We receive money from a range of sources to help you fund your research and have a range of awards on offer, covering tuition fees and a generous stipend.
Application deadlines for internal funding opportunities are often at the beginning of February for programmes starting the following September. If you're planning to apply for a scholarship or award that is not attached to a particular project, you'll normally need to hold an offer of a place from the University before applying.
Search for current funding opportunities by country and research programme using our database search tool
The UK government has confirmed that doctoral loans will be available for those studying PhDs and equivalent doctoral programmes including professional doctorates from 2018/19. The loan will be for a maximum of £25,000 over the duration of the course.
UK nationals who are ordinarily resident in England, aged 59 or under, who are not already receiving funding via a UK Research Council, are eligible.
- Academic department
- School of Environment, Education and Development
- Contact name
- Christopher Kitchen
- +44(0)161 275 0807
- Academic department overview
See: The School .
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