The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

School Funding

School Funding for Postgraduate Study

PG Scholarships

The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology is pleased to invite applications for our Masters Fees Scholarships competition, for study from 1st September 2019.

To be considered, applicants must have applied to the University for a place on one of the following programmes, quoting code GPS19 in the ‘Studentship / Partnership Reference’ field on the online application form:


  • MA Human Geography (Research)
  • MA Local and Regional Development (Research)
  • MRes Environmental Geoscience


  • MA Sociology
  • MA Sociology and Social Research

Both home and international students are welcome to apply.

The maximum scholarship will be full fee payment at the home / EU rate (expected to be £7410 for postgraduate taught programmes in 2019-20). Smaller scholarships may be awarded depending on the quality of applications received.

If you would like to be considered for one of our scholarships, you should complete and submit the relevant application form:

The deadline for 2019-20 applications is Friday 7th June 2019

For more information on School studentships and scholarships, please e-mail

PhD Scholarships

The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology is pleased to invite applications for the following EPSRC funded PhD studentship in Physical Geography (3 years full-time, start January 2020):

GPSEP1: Making, breaking and following rock avalanche agglomerates through landscapes

Successful candidates will emerge with unique skillset and experience of a wide range of techniques relevant to a broad range of geoscience disciplines. Based within Physical Geography at Newcastle University, you will have access to excellent facilities and opportunities for collaboration and mentorship with world-leading researchers. You will also engage with a regular programme of high-quality research seminars and a vibrant research culture.

Applications must be made via the University online application portal and must include the following attachments:

  1. Current CV;
  2. A cover letter (max 2 pages A4), detailing the title of the studentship, the studentship reference code, reasons for applying for a PhD and how your interests and experience relate to the project
  3. Two references, where possible not from prospective supervisor(s);
  4. Transcripts and certificates of previous qualifications obtained to date.
  5. If English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualification

Full information, including instructions on how to apply is available from the University Postgraduate Funding Database

For instructions on how to apply and access to the application system, see

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 23rd October 2019