PhD Human Geography / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
- View tabs
- View full page
- 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
Please ensure you include all required supporting documents at the time of submission, as incomplete applications may not be considered.
Most funding opportunities (internal and external partners – list here ) require you to have submitted a PhD application by 1 st February 2023, at the latest. However, we recommend that you apply in advance of this date as it can be advantageous to have a PhD offer already in place prior to application for funding.If you are applying for, or have secured, external funding (for example, from a government or employer) or intend to self-fund then you will need to have submitted an application by 30 th June 2023, at the latest. Unfortunately, you will not be able to apply to the PhD programme after this deadline has passed.
|Full-time||Part-time||Full-time distance learning||Part-time distance learning|
- Become part of a stimulating and supportive research community at one of the top ten Geography departments in the UK (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022).
- Undertake research on a topic of your choice, supervised by an expert in that field.
- Benefit from being based in a department with a 125-year history of geographical studies.
The University holds an annual PGR Open Day, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and programmes.
You'll also be able to meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.
For more information and to book your place, see Open days .
Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): £6,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,000
UK students (per annum): £3,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
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 variety of awards on offer, covering tuition fees and a generous stipend, including school and departmental studentships and the President's Doctoral Scholar award .
Application deadlines for internal funding opportunities are often at the beginning of February for programmes starting the following September, and many external funders have earlier application deadlines.
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 funding database search tool .
- School of Environment, Education and Development
- Contact name
- Christopher Kitchen
- +44(0)161 275 0807
See: The School .
Programmes in related subject areas
Use the links below to view lists of programmes in related subject areas.
Regulated by the Office for Students
The University of Manchester is regulated by the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS aims to help students succeed in Higher Education by ensuring they receive excellent information and guidance, get high quality education that prepares them for the future and by protecting their interests. More information can be found at the OfS website.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Manchester, including our Degree Regulations and Complaints Procedure, on our regulations website.