PhD in Human Geography

All PhD programmes in Bristol are delivered via the Bristol Doctoral College and general information can be found on their website and please also see the University's Postgraduate study pages.

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.

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.

This list is not exhaustive, so if you have another idea or project in mind, please contact potential supervisors or the postgraduate admissions tutors to discuss and develop further.

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