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Department of Geography


Graduate study

Graduate study

The Department has a large community of approximately 120 postgraduate students. About 80 of these are working for the PhD degree, awarded on the basis of individual research and requiring three years of full-time study. The Department of Geography also runs Masters/MPhil courses with 38 students this year.

The overall responsibility for graduate admission in Cambridge rests with the Graduate Admissions. Formal applications must be made through Graduate Admissions.

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.

MPhil in Conservation Leadership

MPhil courses

The Department offers a range of one-year taught research Masters courses:


PhD courses

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 the academic staff in the Department.

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Contact details

Please contact us if you have any questions not answered on this website. (Prospective applicants are kindly asked not to contact the Head of Department; if you do, your e-mail will be forwarded to the Graduate Office and there may be a delay in you receiving a reply. Please see the contact details).

Post-doctoral research