What’s it like to study a PhD in Social Geography?
With the guidance of an expert supervisor, you’ll work towards an extended dissertation that should make a significant, original contribution to the field of Social Geography.
Possible research areas include:
- Environmental conservation
- Food environments
Most of your time as a PhD candidate in Social Geography will likely be spent carrying out independent research. You might use methods such as surveys, interviews, focus groups, field studies, and participant observation. Some Social Geographers also gather data using technologies such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing.
Alongside your research, you may be required to attend training, and assist with departmental duties such as undergraduate teaching.
You may have the opportunity to publish your work in academic journals or present your work at conferences.