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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The core scientific objective that underpins our research in the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences is to develop understanding of the natural and social environments of Planet Earth, the processes that shape them, and the challenges and processes that result from social and environmental change. We are a transdisciplinary institute, encompassing perspectives and methods from the sciences, social sciences and humanities, focused primarily on the discipline of Geography and its interface with the Earth Sciences, but engaging with, drawing from, and contributing to, cognate disciplines from Archaeology to Physics to Sociology.

Overview

The department welcomes questions from prospective research students and successful candidates will be allocated a primary and secondary supervisor based on their research interests.

We have highlighted the main research clusters below and recommend you search the departmental website for more detailed advice on research opportunities in the Institute.

Our lecturers are active researchers working at the cutting edge of their disciplines, and you will benefit from being taught the latest geographical theories and techniques. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (REF 2014) DGES retained its crown of the best Geography department in Wales, with 78% of the research being undertaken classified as either "world leading" or "internationally excellent”. DGES is also in the top ten of UK Geography departments with regard to research power, which provides a measure of the quality of research, as well as of the number of staff undertaking research within the department.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,470per year

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University information

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Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    57th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 85 8

    33rd out of 71 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    131 60%

    34th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.49 90%

    1st

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    117 58%

    39th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    49th

    42
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    13th

    3

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