The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Postgraduate Geography

Postgraduate Geography

Geography at Newcastle is an internationally recognised centre for postgraduate research and teaching.

Our guide to Postgraduate Study in Geography.

Our research includes both human and physical geography and is characterised by being both conceptually sophisticated and policy relevant. We have been running successful postgraduate programmes for many years and have a very strong track record of research council collaborative funding through the NINE DTP, the Northern Bridge DTP and the IAPETUS partnership.

Our vibrant research environment attracts people from very diverse backgrounds, ensuring you are part of an international community of researchers. We have a community of over 70 PhD, MPhil and MA students.
We offer three MA programmes which can be studied full-time (one year) or part-time (two years). Our MA programmes offer students an excellent choice of modules and provide research-led teaching of the highest quality.

We also offer supervision for research degrees at PhD and MPhil levels. If you are interested in registering for a PhD or MPhil with us, you are encouraged to make contact with relevant members of staff prior to applying in order to discuss your research interests and to establish whether we can provide supervision for your proposed project. Information on staff research interests can be found under our Human Geography and Physical Geography pages.

We provide high quality facilities for all of our postgraduate students, including a dedicated postgraduate office and computing suite. We have a student-run postgraduate committee, and students hold regular reading groups, conferences and social events.

Postgraduates play a vital role in the academic life of our department and are an integral part of our teaching programme and our research. All our postgraduates are members of one or more Geography research clusters.

As part of the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, we are also able to provide the benefits of an inter-disciplinary research environment for students working on topics that cross disciplinary boundaries.