PhD in Human Geography
PhD students in Human Geography generally align with the research groups in the department, Historical and Cultural, Political Economy and Quantitative Spatial Science, although many students cross groups depending on the needs of their specialist topic. Within human geography we have international expertise in a wide range of methodological approaches include advanced quantitative modelling, qualitative analysis and documentary approaches.
Human geography are currently involved in two major UK research council doctoral training programs within the ESRC funded South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) and recruit through the annual SWDTP annual funding competition.
- ESRC Human Geography 1+3 SWDTP Scholarships.
- ESRC Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) +3 SWDTP Scholarships.
We also regularly admit students who already have funding or are willing to self-fund their studies. For applications we ask that prospective students provide an outline of a topic they are interested in studying. For examples of topics that are currently being undertaken see our Scholarships page.