University of St Andrews

Postgraduate Research

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.

For more information about research within the Department, please see our Research Pages. You can read about the research interests of individual staff members on our Staff Pages.

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.

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