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What will I learn?

We offer PhD supervision across a wide range of human and physical geography topics. Our research engages with applied issues and public policy concerns, as well as more abstract cultural and theoretical issues.

We were recently ranked within the top 30 geography departments in the world (QS World University Rankings by subject). Almost all our research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).

Our staff provide supervision in a range of specialisms. Our research focusses on four research clusters:

Physical geography

Economic geographies

Power, space, politics

Geographies of social change

Many of the research opportunities in geography are interdisciplinary and we are keen to encourage supervision across subject areas.

Which department am I in?

Newcastle University

Study options

Full Time (36 months)

Tuition fees
PhD (Human): £18,000; PhD (Physical): £19,200.
Start date

20 September 2021

Venue

Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For international students

A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant arts, humanities, science or social science subject such as: geography; planning; urban studies; environmental studies; sociology; politics; history; business studies. IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills). TOEFL 100 overall (with a minimum of 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking, and 22 in writing). Pearsons 69 overall (with a minimum of 61 in all sub-skills).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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