Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Geography

The biggest research assessment in the world today confirmed that Royal Holloway has been recognised again as one of the world's leading research centres for Geography. The Research Excellence Framework (REF), reported that in its assessment for Geography 86% of our research has been classified as 4* and 3* defined as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The Department is ranked second in the UK, and the top English university using this measure. The Department is also ranked second in the UK using a grade point average. The Department increased its GPA from 2.8 in the last assessment (RAE 2008) to 3.26 in REF 2014. 100% of our research impact was graded at 4* or 3*, with a remarkable 60% of our impact work graded as 'world-leading', demonstrating our contribution to the wider culture, economy and society. The Department is in the top 5 Geography Departments in the UK for its Impact work, as measured by GPA. REF 2014 recognised the strength of our research environment, which reflects our successes in competitive research funding and in the supervision of PhD projects, as well as our dynamic research culture and excellent facilities. The Department is 6th equal for Environment among UK Geography Departments as measured by GPA, with 75% of our research environment graded at 4* and 100% at 4* or 3*. The 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) identified our research environment as overwhelmingly world class. The Department was awarded the highest grade of 5* in the previous Research Assessment Exercise, and was one of only 4 Departments whose grades were later enhanced to the top rating (referred to as 5** or 6*). We have some of the most modern research facilities of any Department in the country, and have received substantial new investment through SRIF and other HEFCE programmes. There is a wide variety of research activity in the Department, involving teams of academic staff, research staff, technical staff, visiting staff and postgraduate research students. The Department also retains a strong commitment to individual research and scholarship. Currently, there are three Research Groupings within the Department which provide a focus for many of our major research and postgraduate programmes: - Centre for Quaternary Research (CQR) - Politics, Development and Sustainability Research Group (PDS) - Social, Cultural and Historical Geography Research Group (SCHG)

Entry requirements

- Entry requirements are usually a first class honours or 2:1 degree from an approved UK or overseas university, although some departments will require a Masters degree. Please check department web pages for more details of requirements.
- Overseas students must also meet the requirements for English language (IELTS).
- Specific requirements for the application may vary, depending on the school or department you are applying to, however most will require a brief research proposal that should be submitted along with the online application form.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

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