University of Bristol

Geographical Sciences (Human Geography)

The excellence of Bristol's social science research was confirmed by the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). Overall, when intensity is taken into account, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law ranks second in the country, while the School of Geographical Sciences ranked first (see the Times Higher Education analysis of REF2014). We have a large and vibrant graduate community, focusing both on PhDs by research and on taught programmes. The graduate community has a strong international and interdisciplinary flavour, and offers an exceptional academic environment for postgraduate research. Research opportunities span a variety of subjects at the leading edge of geographical research. There is also a range of exciting possibilities for interdisciplinary research that cross and connect research groups and departments. We urge you to consult the websites of individual members of staff as well as websites that detail collective research interests. Alternatively, you may be interested in our PhD in Geographical Sciences (Physical Geography).

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: An upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject or an equivalent qualification and a master's qualification from a UK university (or equivalent). See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Sponsorship information

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships. Applicants may also be interested in applying for funding from the University of Bristol scholarship fund or alumni PhD scholarship fund. Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 7 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Geographical Sciences Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01173317328