Funded PhD opportunities in Geography (competition funded, Home/EU)
Each year, Geography and Environment advertises specific topics and projects for which prospective students may apply (see the link below). Alternatively, some students may wish to submit an application with a topic and project design of their choice. Indeed, we encourage this in the case of Human Geography students. Please follow the application guidance as per the advertised topics and projects, but in addition you will be required to submit a Research Proposal. There is no official format, but we suggest a minimum of 1000 words and coverage of the following items: the research problem, the context that makes the research problem important and relevant, the aims and objectives, potential research questions, and likely research methods.
Candidates must have or expect to gain a first or strong upper second class degree, in an appropriate discipline, not necessarily Geography.
When selecting your programme, please select, ‘research', ‘full time (or part time depending on your preference)', ‘Faculty of Social and Human Sciences', then click ‘search for programme'. You will then see ‘MPhil/PhD Geography' and click ‘apply online'. You will have the opportunity to type in the title of the topic and supervisor at a later stage in the application.
Economy, Governance and Culture
Population, Health and Wellbeing http://www.southampton.ac.uk/geography/research/groups/population_health.page?
Earth Surface Dynamics http://www.southampton.ac.uk/geography/research/groups/earth_surface.page?
Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation http://www.southampton.ac.uk/geography/research/groups/global_environmental.page?
Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory at the University of Southampton (PLUS) http://www.southampton.ac.uk/geography/research/groups/palaeoenvironmental_lab.page?
More details of studentships can be found at: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/geography/postgraduate/research_degrees/studentships.page?
Funding applies to EU applicants (including UK)
The funding will go to the best applicant(s) with the best projects. The studentship is to be funded at RCUK level, currently £14,296 per annum, with an RTSG of £750. The studentship is open to British and EU nationals only. International students can apply but they must be able to meet the difference between home/EU and International tuition fees themselves.
Please see individual adverts for academic supervisors of advertised topics and projects, or in the case of a speculative applications, please contact the academic who closely matches your chosen area of research.
Administrative contact and how to apply:
Application deadline for this years funding (Sept 2017 entry):
6 January 2017
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 32.00
Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)Click here to see the results for all UK universities