Geography PhD

Key information

Duration:
4 years full time, 6 years part time
Start date:
Choose to start in September 2017, January 2018 or May 2018

We enjoy a reputation for world-leading research in a wide range of areas, including policy-relevant studies on global socioeconomic and cultural transformations, and sensitive environmental systems.

You’ll work with expert faculty who are major contributors to policy debates within the UK Government, the EU and other international organisations.

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

A Masters degree.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Masters degree requirement

You should have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in geography or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component). 

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency.

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic).

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT).

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language.

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grade C (Honours) or above in English.

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

English language support

If you don't meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

Research proposal

You must write an outline research proposal of two to three pages indicating the nature, ambition and primary questions of your research project. Find out how to write a research proposal.

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, email pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

How to apply

If you’d like to join us as a research student, there are two main routes:

Find out how to apply for a PhD at Sussex

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to work on your research full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. For details about part-time study, contact us at globalresearch@sussex.ac.uk

PhD or MPhil?

You can choose to study for a PhD or an MPhil. PhD and MPhil degrees differ in duration and in the extent of your research work.

  • For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.
  • For an MPhil, your work is an independent piece of research but in less depth than for a PhD. You’ll graduate with the degree title Master of Philosophy. You might be able to change to a PhD while you study for an MPhil.

Our supervisors

Explore our research interests and find a potential supervisor.

  • Climate Science and Society
    Dr Alexander Antonarakis

    Dr Alexander Antonarakis

    Lecturer In Global Change Ecology

    Research interests

    Carbon Capture and Storage, Carbon cycles and land use land cover changes, Environmental modelling, GIS Mapping, Remote Sensing & Earth Observation, River Hydraulics, Terrestrial ecology

    Contact

    A.Antonarakis@sussex.ac.uk

    View Alexander Antonarakis's profile

    Dr David Ockwell

    Dr David Ockwell

    Reader in Geography

    Research interests

    Climate change, Climate change mitigation, climate policy, Energy, Energy and climate policy, energy policy, Energy transitions, Innovation Policy, International Development, Sustainable energy production

    Contact

    D.Ockwell@sussex.ac.uk

    View David Ockwell's profile

    Prof Martin Todd

    Prof Martin Todd

    Professor in Climate Change

    Research interests

    Aerosol Generation, Africa, Atmospheric sciences, atmospheric aerosols, Climate and climate change, climate and development, Climate change, Climate change adaptation, Climate modelling, Climatic Effects, Climatic Effects (Water Engineering), Climatology, groundwater, Water In The Atmosphere, Water Resources

    Contact

    M.Todd@sussex.ac.uk

    View Martin Todd's profile

    Dr Yi Wang

    Dr Yi Wang

    Senior Lecturer in Climate Change

    Research interests

    Carbon cycles and land use land cover changes, Climate and climate change, Climate change adaptation, Climate change mitigation, Climate modelling, climate policy, Earth and environmental, Earth system sciences, Flood Risk Assessment, Global carbon cycles, Hydrology

    Contact

    Yi.Wang@sussex.ac.uk

    View Yi Wang's profile

  • Geographies of Globalisation and Development
    Prof JoAnn McGregor

    Prof JoAnn McGregor

    Professor Of Human Geography

    Research interests

    African diasporas, Conflict and violence, Development studies, Migration, Refugees and asylum, Southern Africa social history, Ur

    Contact

    J.Mcgregor@sussex.ac.uk

    View JoAnn McGregor's profile

    Dr David Ockwell

    Dr David Ockwell

    Reader in Geography

    Research interests

    Climate change, Climate change mitigation, climate policy, Energy, Energy and climate policy, energy policy, Energy transitions, Innovation Policy, International Development, Sustainable energy production

    Contact

    D.Ockwell@sussex.ac.uk

    View David Ockwell's profile

  • Geographies of Migration
    Dr Priya Deshingkar

    Dr Priya Deshingkar

    Research Director/Senior Research Fellow

    Research interests

    human trafficking, IInernational Development, migrant smuggling & trafficking in human beings, Migration, Modern slavery, Poverty, Precarious Occupations, Rural Livelihoods

    Contact

    P.Deshingkar@sussex.ac.uk

    View Priya Deshingkar's profile

    Prof Russell King

    Prof Russell King

    Professor of Geography

    Research interests

    Ageing and the lifecourse, ageing care and migration, Albania, Children and migration, Cultural Geography, Generations, geographies of socialist and postsocialist development, Greece, higher education, Human Geography, International Student Migration/Mobility, Island studies, Italy, Migration, migration studies, social geography, Southern Europe, The Mediterranean, Youth

    Contact

    R.King@sussex.ac.uk

    View Russell King's profile

    Prof JoAnn McGregor

    Prof JoAnn McGregor

    Professor Of Human Geography

    Research interests

    African diasporas, Conflict and violence, Development studies, Migration, Refugees and asylum, Southern Africa social history, Ur

    Contact

    J.Mcgregor@sussex.ac.uk

    View JoAnn McGregor's profile

    Dr Ceri Oeppen

    Dr Ceri Oeppen

    Lecturer In Human Geography

    Research interests

    Afghan diaspora, Afghanistan, Development studies, Human Geography, Migration, Multiculturalism, Peace and conflict, Politics of asylum and migration, Refugee Studies, Social and cultural geographies of migration

    Contact

    C.J.Oeppen@sussex.ac.uk

    View Ceri Oeppen's profile

    Prof Ben Rogaly

    Prof Ben Rogaly

    Professor of Human Geography

    Research interests

    class, community, employment in agriculture and food, Identity, labour geography, migration studies, place, race and racism, social geography, work migration

    Contact

    B.Rogaly@sussex.ac.uk

    View Ben Rogaly's profile

    Prof Paul Statham

    Prof Paul Statham

    Professor of Migration

    Research interests

    ageing care and migration, Comparative Studies, Domestic Politics of European Integration, Immigration, Islam, Media & Communication Studies, Multiculturalism, Public sphere theory, Social movements, Sociology

    Contact

    Paul.Statham@sussex.ac.uk

    View Paul Statham's profile

    Dr Katie Walsh

    Dr Katie Walsh

    Senior Lecturer in Geography

    Research interests

    Ageing and the lifecourse, Belonging, British diaspora, Britishness, Domestic material culture, Dubai, Expatriate migration, family studies, Highly Skilled migration, Home, Home-making practices, Intimacy, Intimacy and transnational kinship relations, Migration and diaspora, The politics of domesticity

    Contact

    Katie.Walsh@sussex.ac.uk

    View Katie Walsh's profile

  • Geomorphology
    Dr David Ockwell

    Dr David Ockwell

    Reader in Geography

    Research interests

    Climate change, Climate change mitigation, climate policy, Energy, Energy and climate policy, energy policy, Energy transitions, Innovation Policy, International Development, Sustainable energy production

    Contact

    D.Ockwell@sussex.ac.uk

    View David Ockwell's profile

  • Histories, Cultures, Networks
    Dr Fae Dussart

    Dr Fae Dussart

    Lecturer In Human Geography

    Research interests

    British Empire, class, Colonialism, Cultural Geography, domestic service, Gender and Sexuality, Historical Geography, Home, Humanitarianism, Imperial/Colonial History, Modern British history, Place and Identity, Race, The politics of domesticity

    Contact

    F.C.Dussart@sussex.ac.uk

    View Fae Dussart's profile

    Dr Carl Griffin

    Dr Carl Griffin

    Reader in Historical Geography

    Research interests

    Cultural Geography, Eighteenth-Century History, Historical Geography, More-than-human histories, Nineteenth-Century History, Popular politics, Protest, Rural history

    Contact

    Carl.Griffin@sussex.ac.uk

    View Carl Griffin's profile

    Prof JoAnn McGregor

    Prof JoAnn McGregor

    Professor Of Human Geography

    Research interests

    African diasporas, Conflict and violence, Development studies, Migration, Refugees and asylum, Southern Africa social history, Ur

    Contact

    J.Mcgregor@sussex.ac.uk

    View JoAnn McGregor's profile

    Prof Ben Rogaly

    Prof Ben Rogaly

    Professor of Human Geography

    Research interests

    class, community, employment in agriculture and food, Identity, labour geography, migration studies, place, race and racism, social geography, work migration

    Contact

    B.Rogaly@sussex.ac.uk

    View Ben Rogaly's profile

    Dr Katie Walsh

    Dr Katie Walsh

    Senior Lecturer in Geography

    Research interests

    Ageing and the lifecourse, Belonging, British diaspora, Britishness, Domestic material culture, Dubai, Expatriate migration, family studies, Highly Skilled migration, Home, Home-making practices, Intimacy, Intimacy and transnational kinship relations, Migration and diaspora, The politics of domesticity

    Contact

    Katie.Walsh@sussex.ac.uk

    View Katie Walsh's profile

Funding and fees

How can I fund my course?

Funded projects and scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals. Don’t miss out on scholarships – check the specific application deadlines for funding opportunities. Note that funded projects aren’t available for all our PhDs.

Scholarships for this course have yet to be confirmed. Please check back later in the year.

National postgraduate loans

As a PhD student, you may be eligible for a loan of up to £25,000. You can apply for a PhD loan if you’re a self-funded UK national, aged 59 or under.

As an MPhil student, you may be eligible for a Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £10,280 if your course starts on or after 1 August 2017. This is not available for students registering for a PhD.

Part-time work

We advertise around 2,500 part-time jobs a year so you can make money and gain work experience. We have a special scheme to employ students on campus, wherever possible.

Find out more about careers and employability

How much does it cost?

Fees for self-funding students

UK/EU students: £4,195 per year

Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £4,195 per year

Our fees follow the indicative fee level set nationally by Research Councils UK and may be subject to change.

International students: £15,100 per year

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

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