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Department of Geography

 

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study

The Department of Geography has a world-class reputation as a leading centre of geographical research. The community of around 120 postgraduate students are at the heart of this activity. We offer a range of taught and research orientated degrees that showcase the Department's strengths in human and physical geography.

The overall responsibility for postgraduate admission in Cambridge rests with Postgraduate Admissions, to whom formal applications must be made. Admissions for 2022 are now open.

Some advice to help demystify the applications process has been written by two of our PhD students.

MPhil courses

The Department offers a range of one-year taught research Masters courses, including Anthropocene, Conservation Leadership, Geography, Holocene, and Polar Studies. Our postgraduate students are part of the vibrant research culture of the Department.

Our MPhil courses

Studentships

As well as Departmental opportunities, there are many funding opportunities at Cambridge from a wide variety of sources.

Studentship opportunities

PhD research

The Department has a large community of around 80 PhD students working on their own projects. The PhD students at Geography and the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) study a broad range of topics that reflect the diverse interests of our staff.

PhD study in the Department

Advice on applying

Some advice from some current students on applying to conduct research in the Department, plus videos about postgraduate study in the Department - giving an overview and how to apply.

Advice from current students

Watch our videos

 

The Postgraduate Office in the Department of Geography manages the admission process for PhD students and Masters/MPhil students, and oversees the development of the postgraduate Training Programme and the Masters/MPhil programmes.

 

Information about future open days will be published here. 

Click here to watch videos about each of our programmes and, if you have any questions, please do contact us.