The Geography department is always keen to attract applications from highly motivated and suitably qualified candidates to undertake postgraduate research in the Department of Geography.
As an MPhil (2 years) or PhD (3 years) student you will be guided by internationally leading researchers and will carry out a large individual research project.
You will be fully integrated into one of our established research groups and participate in research activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratories, and field work.
Postgraduate research: PhD funding & advanced training via ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre
Swansea Human Geography has secured a coveted place in the ESRC's UK-wide network of doctoral training centres (DTCs) as part of the prestigious Wales Doctoral Training Centre. The Wales DTC has a considerable amount of funding available for PhD scholarships in the Human Geography pathway (as well as scholarships for other social sciences).
The Wales DTC is a consortium of leading universities, which was launched in February 2011 with a multi-million-pound investment by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council. Our partner institutions in the Wales DTC are Aberystwyth, Bangor, and Cardiff Universities, with whom we work closely to ensure that the Human Geography pathway goes from strength to strength. A central feature of the Wales DTC is the research-training provision offered to students
Our participation in the Wales DTC ensures that our Human Geography postgraduate research students benefit from superb research training and excellent networking and other career-development opportunities. As a Human Geographer, you will be offered a mix of generic research training (such as qualitative and quantitative research methods, and research ethics) and subject-specific research training, where we focus on applying research methods to geographical topics.
The Wales DTC is part of a national network of 21 accredited Doctoral Training Centres across the UK, judged by the ESRC to deliver outstanding postgraduate training provision.