What’s it like to study a PhD in Physical Geography?
Most of your time will be spent conducting independent research. This is likely to have a large field work component, but you may also carry out lab-based experiments, analyse data collections or use remote sensing technologies such as satellite imagery.
Some popular research areas include:
- Glaciers and ice sheets
- Volcanic activity
- Natural disasters and environmental hazards
- Coastal erosion
Alongside your research, you may be required to attend additional training and help with undergraduate teaching. You may also have the chance to present at academic conferences and publish your work in journals.
There are numerous advertised PhD projects available in Physical Geography, but you also have the option of designing your own project.