Geography and Earth Science research at the University of Hull is renowned for its international scope and relevance across human and physical geography and geology. Specialisms at Hull range from mass extinction research and simulating water and sediment flows on flood plains and Mars to environmental policy and governance and mapping the historic connections between women’s property ownership and status.
Whether you choose to study at PhD or Masters level, you will find that we combine research expertise and cutting-edge facilities to deliver a unique experience. We have a network of exceptional research opportunities, and you will join established research groups which gather staff, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate researchers into clusters of world-class expertise.
We are a world-class centre of excellence for interdisciplinary research into, and postgraduate study of both human and physical environments, as well as earth science. We also offer opportunities for multidisciplinary research between geography and other subject areas at PhD level.
We offer research opportunities as MSc by Research in Physical Geography, MA by Research in Human Geography, as well as MPhil and PhD options in the research areas of your choice, providing we can match you up with a supervisor whose area of expertise matches your proposal.
We welcome applications for postgraduate research across a broad range of areas. Please click on the following links for more information and for help with being matched up with a potential supervisor.
Our human geography research is divided into two themes:
Physical Geography and Earth Sciences
We separate our physical geography research into three themes:
You can also search for a member of staff whose academic expertise matches your research interests on the GEES staff pages.
Open for admission in 2017/18
MPhil: 2 years (full-time)
/ 4 years (part-time)
PhD: 4 years (full-time)
/ 7 years (part-time)
MSc by Research: 1 year (full-time)
/ 2 years (part-time)
MA by Research: 1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time)
Home/EU: £4,195 (full-time) / £2,098 (part-time)
MSc by Research/MPhil/PhD:
MA by Research:
These fees are for all Geography and Earth Science research degrees research programmes on this page. For courses lasting more than one year, small annual increases may apply. For more information, please visit www.hull.ac.uk/money.
The Postgraduate Training Scheme
It is now widely recognised by employers, professional bodies and research funding agencies that specialist expertise alone is not sufficient preparation either for research or a subsequent career. With this in mind, the University of Hull requires all its postgraduate research students to follow a research training programme relating both to their particular field of study and to generic skills; for example, information technology and communication skills.