University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth


The Department of Geography was established over 40 years ago and is strongly committed to high quality research and teaching, as evidenced in the last research assessment exercise (RAE 2008) and in the national student survey (NSS) results. This means we can offer our students some of the best teaching and learning resources available anywhere, as well as staff with an immense depth and range of experience. Learning in this kind of environment is both stimulating and productive, developing a range of abilities and skills that are highly valued by employers. We welcome enquiries from potential postgraduate research students. Our individual staff webpages provide more details on potential research topics and individual staff research interests.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a Master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Research areas include: Geography of health and well-being; contemporary and historical GIS and cartography; environmental processes and change; geographies of labour; cultures of work economic development.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 9,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 9,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Science
Telephone number: 
023 9284 5550