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Graduate Admissions

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal, where you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and request references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the £65 application fee
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

If you are interested in applying please get in touch directly with the Department to ascertain if you would be a suitable candidate before making an application. You will need to identify a suitable supervisor.

Selection Process

Each graduate student is assigned a principal supervisor to guide their research. They will work closely with their supervisor. Therefore before making an application, you must satisfy yourself that advanced study in your chosen field can be effectively supervised by the Department of Geography, and applicants should make contact with their chosen supervisor. Acceptance of any applicant will be dependent upon specialist supervision being available. Please consult the Research page on the Geography  Department website to obtain an idea of its current research interests.

If we cannot supervise your topic, we will decline your application regardless of its academic merit.

Applications are considered as they are received (rolling admissions).

Further information on How To Apply

Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Field work costs
  • Research proposal
    A research proposal of not more than 2,000 words. Please include an estimate of any field work or laboratory costs with your proposal.
  • Reasons for applying (1500 characters)

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

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Key Information

12 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Geography


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2020

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
March 31, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019

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