MPhil/PhD Physical Geography
Physical Geography involves the study of environmental processes and change, and pressures on the environment arising from human activity. Undertaking a PhD or MPhil gives you the opportunity to lead your own research project, supported by staff at the forefront of their academic disciplines across physical geography, including disciplines such as catchment science, glaciology, geomorphology, and Quaternary environmental change, in addition to interdisciplinary research themes.
This programme allows you to conduct an advanced research project with a small supervisory team of academic experts under the direction of a Director of Studies. You are normally registered as an ‘MPhil/PhD’ candidate and will apply to transfer to ‘PhD’ status 12–21 months after registration, based on your progress to date. You are expected to fully engage with your personal skills development and to present your research in a range of scholarly contexts.