University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Human Geography

Main research areas include: contemporary economic geographies: multinational firms; regional economic development and policy, especially in European Union; local economic development and policy; evaluation of regional and urban policy; politics of urban and regional change; environmental politics; electoral systems and politics of devolution; spatial data analysis methods in human geography; cultural and social geographies: contemporary consumption spaces and commodity cultures; race, ethnicity and identity; gender and sexuality; youth and parenting; food, place and identity; population migration; fertility and reproductive politics; urban geography of Europe; social and environmental change in sub-Saharan Africa; development of geographical information systems for analysis of crime and health patterns.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree in geography or related subject; candidates holding recognised qualification in research methods may be permitted to omit training element of PhD programme.

Sponsorship information

University awards; Research Councils; Mode A and B status from ESRC for full-time and part-time students; recognised as a centre for CASE awards.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Department of Geography
Telephone number: 
0114 222 7900