What’s it like to study a PhD in Cultural Geography?
You will be assigned a specialist supervisor to oversee your progress, and likely be placed in a research group comprised of fellow PhD candidates and researchers that share your interests.
Alongside independent research, you’ll undertake any additional training and duties required by your department and may have the opportunity to publish your work or present it at academic conferences.
Possible research areas include:
- Indigenous populations and colonisation
- Tourism and migration
- Postmodernism and poststructuralism as applied to geographies
- Urban restructuring
Alongside analysis of existing literature, your research will likely involve the collection of original qualitative, quantitative and spatial data. You might achieve this through a number of methodologies including interviews, surveys, focus groups and fieldwork.
There are only a small number of advertised PhDs in Cultural Geography, so most students will need to propose their own project. This means you’ll determine your research objectives and parameters independently.