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Research degree

Geography MPhil/PhD

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 5 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
Overseas:
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

Entry Requirements

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 equivalencies

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Funding

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

Careers

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,

Employability

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

Department: Geography

Degree reviews

Alumni review

"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 Wiik

Subject: Geography PhD
Student review

"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 Pylarinou

Subject: Geography PhD
Student review

"I applied to UCL because of the reputation of my Department - specifically for the opportunity to work with the researchers here."

Jessica Durkota

Subject: Geography PhD

Application and next steps

Applications

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.

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Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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