Swansea University

Swansea University

Human Geography

In physical geography, the research groups have a strong quantitative science emphasis, encompassing computationally-intensive numerical modelling, advanced analytical laboratory techniques, worldwide field campaigns, and satellite observation; they collaborate with key agencies such as the British Antarctic Survey, NASA, and the Hadley Centre; in human geography, the research groups are characterised by socio-spatial theorisation of the contemporary urban experience and evidence-based migration policy research; they work closely with key institutions such as UNESCO, the International Organisation for Migration, and the UK and Welsh Assembly governments; students belong to 1 or more of the following research groups: environmental dynamics, glaciology, and global environmental modelling and Earth observation, migration, boundaries, and identities; social theory and urban space.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in geography or a related field, or an appropriate Master's degree with merit. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or a Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Assessment methods

MPhil: a thesis of no more than 60,000 words followed by an oral examination of the thesis (viva); MPhil: a thesis of no more than 60,000 words is submitted, followed by an oral examination of the thesis (viva).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

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Key information

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College of Science Admissions Office
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01792 602022