Human Geography (PhD)

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
PhD

How long you will study
3 years

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How you will study
full-time

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About Human Geography at Swansea University

Course Overview

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.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study6 years
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  • The awardMPhilHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
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  • The awardMPhilHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study4 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International Ph.D. Full-time £4,280 £16,550 Ph.D. Part-time £2,140 £8,300 M.Phil. Full-time £4,280 £16,550 M.Phil. Part-time £2,140 £8,300

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

Note: The UK/EU fee is indicative pending confirmation from RCUK

If your course starts in January, April or July 2018 please refer to the 2017/18 fee costs on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

MPhil/PhD programmes: We normally require a minimum of an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent in geography or a related field, or an appropriate Master's degree with Merit.

IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.

International students:  please visit our International pages for information on entry requirements for your country:  Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe and Russia, Middle East, North America, South America, South East Asia.  If your country is not listed within these regions, please contact international-science@swansea.ac.uk

Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

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