PhD research degrees

Research in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

The School offers postgraduate research opportunities leading to PhD degrees across the whole range of its research activities. 

Our degrees

Find out more about our research degrees and apply:

Funding and studentships

Funding comes from a variety of sources, including national research councils, internal scholarships and industry.

The School is the lead institution for the NERC-funded CENTA Doctoral Training Centre, which funds between five and seven PhD UK/EU studentships at Birmingham each year.

The School will put forward candidates for projects in the Society, Economy and Environment and Centre for Urban and Regional Studies research groups for ESRC and AHRC studentships as appropriate.

Overseas international students with the potential for securing private, industrial or home-government scholarships are encouraged to contact potential supervisors directly.  

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There are also opportunities for distance learning in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. If you are interested please contact  Dr Rosie Day in the first instance. 

Doctoral Researcher

By doing a PhD in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences you will be joining a thriving research culture at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and become part of our Graduate School.

Find out more about our Graduate School