"Geography is a uniquely integrative subject encompassing study of physical environments and the processes that have shaped them, the nature and dynamics of societies and the impact of human activity on the physical realm. Geography provides the framework for understanding the changing world in which we live."
Dr Diarmid Finnegan, Head of Discipline
BSC SINGLE HONOURS GEOGRAPHY
Geography is a vibrant and diverse subject embracing topics and methods that span the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. The degree programme reflects this intellectual richness while exploring in-depth issues that define our world and its future.Find out more
BSC GEOGRAPHY WITH A LANGUAGE
With this programme you can include the study of a language (Spanish or French) and an additional year of study in a European city with one of the universities we have partnered with through ERASMUS +Discover more
BSC JOINT HONOURS - ARCHAEOLOGY-PALAEOECOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY
Combine your interests on the impact of natural events and human activities on landscapes, climate and the changing environments within this innovative joint degree. At Queen’s students taking Palaeoecology have access to world class facilities that even include a Radiocarbon Accelerator Mass Spectrometry 14 CHRONO Laboratory.More information
The School warmly welcomes all enquiries regarding MPhil and PhD research in Geography. Please consult our staff pages to identify and contact a potential supervisor or visit our current list of Studentships
There are two possible routes to devising a suitable PhD / MPhil topic. The first is to construct a proposal in close consultation with a potential supervisor based in the School. The second is to apply for a staff-driven proposal. The staff-driven projects will be advertised in October to start the following September . Details of the deadline for a September start will be released in early November. We are delighted to receive applications from international/non-EEA students at any time. Funding opportunities and deadlines vary by country. Note that it is possible to apply for a place to study towards a PhD at any time. Part-time study is possible for self-funded students.
WHAT IS A PHD?
Doctorates are awarded for the creation and interpretation of knowledge through original research. This requires the ability to conceptualise, design and implement projects for the generation of significant new knowledge and understanding.
Entry to the PhD programme normally requires at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The range of cognate disciplines is considerable given the strongly inter-disciplinary character of the subjects. The programme runs for 3 year full-time or 6 years part-time.
WHAT IS AN MPHIL?
An MPhil is similar to the PhD, but is undertaken over a shorter period of time. Entry to the MPhil programme normally requires at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The programme runs for 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS / FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
For a place to pursue PhD and MPhil postgraduate studies, we normally require an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) as a minimum. Please note that there are differences between entrance requirements and requirements for funding, which are assessed separately.
The School is normally allocated a number of research studentships each year relevant to UK/EU applicants. These studentships are managed through School. The deadline for applications that wish to be considered for a School studentship (or DFE award) is mid-February
Suitably qualified applicants applying for a project orientated towards the humanities will also be eligible for a Northern Bridge (AHRC) studentship. For further details of this competition, please visit the Northern Bridge website: www.northernbridge.ac.uk.
There is a residency requirement (UK, EU) for all three funding schemes. Funding for non-EEA students varies by country. For examples of international funding opportunities through Queen’s please see here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/ . Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requirements for English language for visa purposes.
In the first instance, please contact a potential supervisor to discuss making an application. For general inquiries, please contact the Postgraduate Research Coordinator, Prof Chris Lloyd
POTENTIAL SUPERVISORS IN GEOGRAPHY
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