Modes and duration
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 5 years
Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
- £16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)
Normally a UK Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
English language requirement: Good
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
Select your country:
Equivalent qualifications for Algeria
Past research students have been receiving funding through a range o awards such as Research Council, University and Commonwealth scholarships, and we also have a number of students who self-fund or obtain work-associated funding. Funding opportunities vary from year to year, so please check the Geography website for up-to-date availability: www.geog.ucl.ac.uk.
More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website
Top career destinations for this degree
- Cardiff University, Research Fellow, 2010,
- Manchester University, Research Associate, 2010,
- University of Cologne, Lecturer in Geography, 2010,
- Overseas Development Institute, Research Fellow, 2010,
Skills development is an important component of the research degree process, and UCL has a strong and varied graduate skills development programme. Undertaking research within the Department of Geography, graduate students have access to state-of-the-art research equipment and a variety of data archives. The department also offers research students a range of teaching assistant opportunities that provide valuable academic experience in numerical and writing skills development, and organisation and planning of learning and teaching.
Why study this degree at UCL?
Student / staff ratios › 41 staff › 151 taught students › 60 research students
"I made contacts at other universities and was encouraged to take part in conferences, receiving financial support to do so, which was great for getting general research experience and networking skills."
Emma WiikSubject: Geography PhD
"UCL provides its students with the opportunity to enrich their networks in the academic and business world. I have attended many career open day events organised either by UCL itself or by companies outside UCL."
Katerini PylarinouSubject: Geography PhD
"I applied to UCL because of the reputation of my Department - specifically for the opportunity to work with the researchers here."
Jessica DurkotaSubject: Geography PhD
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now