The PhD course normally involves three or four years of study (depending upon funding source). Applicants are generally expected to hold a good upper second or first class honours degree in Geography or a cognate subject AND a Masters degree in Geography or a cognate subject. However, alternative equivalent pathways are also considered.

Applicants should consult the staff pages to identify potential supervisors for their research proposals and make contact with staff members before making an official application. Sometimes ICARUS grants include targeted subject-specific funded PhD studentships. These shall be advertised appropriately (e.g. via CLIMLIST or met-jobs email lists). Because EU and non-EU fees differ sometimes opportunities are regrettably by necessity limited to EU applicants only.