Postgraduate study

The School of Geographical Sciences has a world-class reputation for research excellence, with a vibrant and diverse community of postgraduate students. We offer a range of PhD and taught Masters programmes at the cutting edge of research.

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PhD in Geographical Sciences (Human Geography)

Main research areas: historical and cultural, geographies of political economy, spatial modelling

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PhD in Geographical Sciences (Physical Geography)

Main research areas: hydrology, glaciology, climate, biogeochemical and Earth System modelling, geochemistry

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MSc by Research in Geographical Sciences (Physical Geography)

The Department of Geographical Sciences have a number of exciting research projects as part of the new MScR in Global Environmental Challenges. Contact cabot-masters@bristol.ac.uk for more information. 

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MSc in Climate Change Science and Policy

Aimed at talented graduates seeking to enter, or further their knowledge in the fields of climate change science; policy and analysis.

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MSc in Environmental Modelling and Data Analysis

Aimed at talented graduates seeking to develop their skills in and understanding of computational techniques to solve environmental problems.

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MSc in Environmental Policy and Management

Aimed at talented graduates seeking to develop or enhance expertise in the fields of environmental policy, management, protection, and advocacy.

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MSc in Geographic Data Science and Spatial Analytics

Aimed at talented graduates passionate about using data and analytics to improve cities and solve spatial problems.

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MSc in Global Development and Environment

Aimed at talented graduates seeking to develop or enhance their knowledge and expertise in the analysis and governance of development and environmental processes in all parts of the world.

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MSc in Human Geography: Society and Space

A rigorous grounding in social theory and mainstream debates and techniques in human geography. It offers a thorough training in qualitative and quantitative methods as well as optional specialisms in cultural and social theory, post-colonial studies and environmental politics.

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Postgraduate visits and open days

The University hosts events for prospective students throughout the year, including our main postgraduate open day in November.

International students

Language training, visa information and research & teaching partnerships

Postgraduate profiles

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