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Department of Geography


Graduate study

Graduate study

The Department of Geography has a world-class reputation as a leading centre of geographical research. The community of around 120 graduate 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 graduate admission in Cambridge rests with Graduate Admissions, to whom formal applications must be made.

MPhil courses

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

Our MPhil courses


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

Videos about graduate study

Our videos about graduate study in the Department of Geography give an overview and how to apply.

Watch our videos

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