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Environmental Geography PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students

We have 120 Environmental Geography PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students

PhD in Environmental Geography

Environmental Geography focuses on the interaction between humans and their environment. It combines aspects of physical geography such as sea level change and landscape evolution with elements of human geography such as resource management and environmental policy.

PhD candidates in Environmental Geography produce essential research that can contribute to towards solving some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.

What’s it like to study to Environmental Geography?

Under the guidance of a supervisor with expertise in your chosen topic, you’ll work towards completing a thesis of approximately 80,000 words, which should make a significant original contribution to the field of Environmental Geography.

Possible research topics include:

  • Sustainable development
  • Resource management
  • Environmental hazards and disasters
  • Planetary geomorphology
  • Coastal processes
  • Glaciation
  • Marine ecology

Environmental Geography PhD students might employ a diverse range of research methods from surveys, focus groups and interviews to geomorphological mapping and sediment fingerprinting.

Alongside independent research, you may be required to undergo additional training or assist with undergraduate teaching.

You may also have the opportunity to gain experience in conference presentation or publish your work in academic journals.

PhD in Environmental Geography entry requirements

To apply for a PhD in Environmental Geography you’ll usually need an upper-second class Bachelors degree and a Masters in a relevant subject. Not all courses will require a postgraduate degree, but it’s worth bearing in mind that applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, and extra qualifications may be an advantage even where they are not compulsory.

A driving license may occasionally be required for advertised projects with a significant fieldwork element.

PhD in Environmental Geography funding options

The research councils usually responsible for funding Environmental Geography PhD projects in the UK are the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Research councils provide studentships covering tuition fees and living costs.

Full research council studentships are limited and competitive, so you may need to (at least partially) fund your PhD independently. Many students achieve this through the UK government’s doctoral loan, support from charities and trusts, part-time employment or a combination of these.

PhD in Environmental Geography careers

By the end of your PhD in Environmental Geography, you’ll be well placed to continue you career in research. However, many graduates go on to pursue non-academic roles in sectors such as conservation, policy analysis and environmental consultancy.

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Examining the changing inluence of global wildfires using new satellite observations of carbon monoxide

Background. Wildfires play an ancient and vital role as part of Earth’s carbon cycle, but as humanity intensified its expansion across the planet’s biosphere, the effects of fires have been increasingly destructive, costly and damaging to health and livelihoods. Read more

University of Bristol, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law Postgraduate Research Scholarships for 2024/2025 entry

Closing date. Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 12 noon (UK time). The University of Bristol and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law are delighted to be able to offer a number of fully-funded Postgraduate Research Scholarships to candidates demonstrating exceptional research potential. Read more

Understanding anomalous glacier fluctuations

Summary. This field-based project will utilise geomorphology, tephrochronology and remote sensing to better understand how Icelandic glacier fluctuations can be decoupled from climate drivers. Read more

PhD AHRC NWCDTP (+3) and ESRC NWSSDTP (1+3/+3)

Keele University invites expressions of interest and applications for PhD studentships from well-qualified applicants to undertake a PhD at Keele and to work with prospective supervisors and the Faculties Team to submit PhD studentship applications in the 2023-24 round of the AHRC NWCDTP (+3) and the ESRC NWSSDTP (1+3/+3). Read more

Valuing Green Infrastructure for a Well adapted UK

  Research Group: School of Civil Engineering
It is widely accepted that we cannot simply build our way out of the climate & biodiversity emergency (e.g. using traditional grey infrastructure solution). Read more
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Forecasting contamination events affecting Chalk water quality using time-series analysis

We invite applications for a fully funded EPSRC PhD studentship to work on an opportunity for investigating the impacts of contaminants on water quality in the Chalk catchments of SE England. Read more

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