University of Reading

University of Reading


Research areas include: Extreme environments (e.g arctic, mountain, desert, rainforest) and environments that are particularly sensitive to change (e.g glacial). Current projects include: the impact of climate change on peri-glacial landforms (UK and Norway) and valley glaciers (Eurasia); and modelling land degradation and dryland geomorphology from satellite imagery in Africa and the Middle-East. Current research includes labour market practices; geographies of children; youth and families, sexuality, disability and space; migration; urban and regional development as well as projects in landscapes and planning; climate change, policy and protected areas; green infrastructure and environmental management; interactions between employers' recruitment strategies and young people's ideas of the labour market; the politics of local economic development with particular reference to devolution and business agendas; access to water in Jordan; an analysis of the experiences of second generation return migrants and landscape planning in Cyprus.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Sponsorship information

NERC studentships.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 5 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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