About Research Fees Entry How to apply Faculty of Science and Engineering Geography and Earth Science research degrees Postgraduate - Research MA by Research MSc by Research PhD Looking for a funded PhD? Check out our current PhD scholarship opportunities now PhD Scholarships About our programmes Geography and Earth Science research at the University of Hull is renowned for its international scope and relevance across human and physical geography and geology. Specialisms at Hull include mass extinction research; simulating water and sediment flows on flood plains and Mars; environmental policy and governance; and mapping the historic connections between women’s property ownership and status. Whether you choose to study at PhD or Masters level, you will find that we combine research expertise and cutting-edge facilities to deliver a unique experience. We have a network of exceptional research opportunities, and you will join established research groups which gather staff, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate researchers into clusters of world-class expertise. We are a world-class centre of excellence for interdisciplinary research into, and postgraduate study of both human and physical environments, as well as earth science. We also offer opportunities for multidisciplinary research between geography and other subject areas at PhD level. We offer research opportunities as MSc by Research in Physical Geography, MA by Research in Human Geography, as well as PhD options in the research areas of your choice, providing we can match you up with a supervisor whose area of expertise matches your proposal. Research supervisors Professor David Gibbs Details Open for admission in 2018/19 Open for admission in 2019/20 Full time Part time MA by Research 1 year 2 years MSc by Research 1 year 2 years PhD 4 years 7 years Start in January, May or September Get in touch Admissions +44 (0)1482 466850 International Enquiries Research We welcome applications for postgraduate research across a broad range of areas. Please click on the following links for more information and for help being matched up with a potential supervisor. Human Geography Our human geography research is divided into two themes: Environment and spaces of governance Knowledges, cultures and space Physical Geography and Earth Sciences We separate our physical geography research into three themes: Sediment and flow dynamics System response to environmental change Aquatic systems and resources Related courses MSc in Renewable Energy History and Archaeology research degrees The Postgraduate Training Scheme It is now widely recognised by employers, professional bodies and research funding agencies that specialist expertise alone is not sufficient preparation either for research or a subsequent career. With this in mind, the University of Hull requires all its postgraduate research students to follow a research training programme relating both to their particular field of study and to generic skills; for example, information technology and communication skills. Postgraduate Training Scheme “I chose Hull because of its reputation for high-quality teaching, research, and its collaboration with many other educational and research institutes.” Ejike Udeze, MSc Renewable Energy Fees and funding Home/EU: £4,260 (full-time) Home/EU: £2,130 (part-time) International: MSc by Research/MPhil/PhD: £16,000 MA by Research: £15,300 Please note, the fees for 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase. These fees are for all research degree programmes on this page. For courses lasting more than one year, small annual increases may apply. For more information, please visit the fees and funding page. For information about bursaries and how to fund your studies see our money page, or take a look at our PhD scholarships page for specific funded PhD opportunities. The University’s Postgraduate Training Scheme (PGTS) provides a range of generic and discipline-specific modules to support research students through their programme. Find out more The library has an exclusive lounge for postgraduate research students and a dedicated Skills Team to provide a wide range of study and research skills help. Find out more The Graduate School provides support to postgraduate research students. Offering skills development opportunities and dedicated facilities, the school is here to help you achieve your potential. Find out more Research at Hull tackles big challenges and makes an impact on lives globally, every day. Our current research portfolio spans everything from health to habitats, food to flooding and supply chain to slavery. Find out more Entry requirements You should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related subject. Contacting your prospective supervisor before you submit your application is not essential but may be helpful. International students If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses. Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.