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PhD opportunities

Human Geography at Birmingham is part of the UK Government funded Midlands Graduate School, alongside Warwick, Nottingham, Loughborough, Leicester and Aston Universities. Established in 2016, The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

The DTP offers 17 different training pathways that span various social science disciplines; normally 3-4 postgraduate studentships will be awarded annually across the pathways and institutions. In addition, HG staff often advertise stand-alone PhD funding opportunities on

 Master’s courses

MSc Urban & Regional Planning (RTPI accredited)

MSc Research in Human Geography

Two new specialist Master’s programmes in Cities and Sustainability and Transport Planning will be introduced in 2024-25 

Undergraduate courses

BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) Human Geography

BA(Hons) / BSc (Hons) Geography with year abroad

BSc (Hons) Geography and Urban and Regional Planning