The Department of Geography and Sustainable Development hosts a diverse and vibrant community of around 30 research students, most of whom are studying for a three-year PhD. We also offer a 1–2 year MPhil programme.
St Andrews offers beautiful surroundings and a stimulating, interdisciplinary intellectual atmosphere. Coupled with supportive supervision, dedicated space for research students, and high-quality library and laboratory facilities, we provide an excellent environment that enables world-class research into a wide range of topics.
The University’s GRADskills programme provides a wealth of training opportunities to help you develop transferable skills and achieve your research and career goals.
Anyone with a 1st class or 2.1 degree in Geography or a cognate discipline can be considered for entry into our postgraduate programmes. Funding for postgraduate research comes from research councils, public sector and not-for-profit agencies, and independent charities such as the Carnegie Trust. For more information, please see our Postgraduate Opportunities page.