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Geography PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 164 Geography PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Embarking on a PhD in Geography invites students into a world of exploration, where the complexities of our planet’s landscapes, peoples, and environments are studied and understood in profound depth. These advanced degrees enable candidates to delve into a wide array of topics, from physical geography and the dynamics of Earth’s systems to human geography and the intricate relationships between societies and their spaces.

A PhD in Geography is not just an academic endeavour; it is an opportunity to contribute to critical discussions on climate change, urban development, sustainable practices, and spatial inequalities. Through these programmes, students employ innovative research methodologies, geospatial technologies, and theoretical frameworks to address pressing global challenges and advance the discipline of geography.

Why complete a PhD in Geography?

A PhD in Geography offers the unique opportunity to engage in research that has a tangible impact on the world. Candidates develop a nuanced understanding of spatial phenomena, drawing upon interdisciplinary approaches to interrogate the intersections of physical landscapes, human activity, and environmental change.

These programmes encourage students to question how geographical processes influence global issues such as migration, geopolitics, biodiversity, and resource management. By tailoring their research to specific geographic contexts or thematic areas, doctoral students contribute novel insights into the complex patterns and processes that shape our world.

In terms of employment, earning a PhD in Geography opens a diverse array of career paths. Graduates are highly sought after in academia, where they can drive forward research agendas and educate the next generation of geographers.

Beyond the university, PhD holders find roles in government agencies, non-profit organisations, consultancy firms, and international bodies, applying their expertise to policy development, environmental management, urban planning, and spatial analysis. The skills honed during these programmes, such as critical thinking, data analysis, and geospatial mapping, are invaluable in addressing contemporary societal challenges.

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Advanced Methods in Hyperspectral Imagery Analysis for Smart Sensing Applications

Hyperspectral imagery, an extension of traditional imaging, has proven to be a significant tool in various scientific fields due to its ability to detect and identify objects based on their unique spectral signatures. Read more

Understanding Cultural Legal Studies: Interrogating Legal Meanings in Artistic and Popular Culture

Emerging out of traditions of law and literature, critical legal studies, and law and popular culture, cultural legal studies is an international field that has recently emerged at the cutting edge of the interdisciplinary study of law. Read more

Measuring social impacts in aquaculture supply chains (MPhil)

  Research Group: Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
To be considered for this project, please follow the How to Apply instructions below. Background. The sustainability of global seafood supply has traditionally centred on environmental impact, but recent attention has shifted towards social sustainability and improved worker welfare. Read more

Biocultural Restoration of Kenyan Ecosystems

Restoration of degraded ecosystems is a predominant component of the environmental agenda. However, uncertainty on how methods of ecosystem restoration can also meet social needs still remains unclear. Read more

Natural Sciences PhD opportunities

Lancaster University – Natural Sciences PhD opportunities. Lancaster University is host to one of the longest running Natural Sciences degree programmes in the country, providing cutting edge opportunities for students to study at the interface of different scientific disciplines. Read more

PhD in Applied Sciences

The University of Brighton’s research responds directly to the most pressing global challenges, with impact at the heart of our ambitions and success. Read more

PhD Researcher: Ancient Woodland Palaeoecology

ICARUS (Irish Climate Analysis and Research UnitS), Department of Geography is pleased to announce that a PhD Scholarship will be available for one student intending to commence PhD studies in April/May 2024 or soon after. Read more

PhD Researcher: Wool as a Novel Material in the Restoration of Severely Degraded Peatlands

Peatlands are globally-significant carbon stores, key to mitigating impacts of anthropogenic GHG emissions. Many peatlands are in poor or degraded condition, mainly as a function of past and recent land management. Read more

Novel insights into urban pollution of freshwater ecosystems derived from integrative ecotoxicology, genetics and hydrologic modelling

Scientific challenge: Freshwater systems are one of the most threatened habitat types on Earth. Within this context, increases in urbanisation and the effects of anthropogenic climate change have led to a decrease in water quality and availability worldwide. Read more

Environmental sustainability challenges for the air transport industry

Aviation may be economically and socially sustainable but faces real environmental challenges. Globally, emissions from air travel need to be addressed in line with climate change advice from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Read more

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