What’s it like to study a PhD in Political Geography?
You’ll spend the majority of your time conducting independent research under the guidance of an expert supervisor in your chosen topic. Research methods in Political Geography can include fieldwork, mapping, statistical analysis, and remote sensing.
Possible research areas include:
- Climate policy
- Role of geography in voting behaviour
- Political boundaries and national borders
- Climate change as a cause of conflict
- Food security
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 a handful of advertised PhD projects available in Political Geography, but most students will design their own project. This means you’ll decide your own objectives and determine the parameters of your research.