“The unique combination of intellectual stimulation and friendliness made my engagement with academic staff and graduate students one of the most inspiring periods of my academic life”.
( Professor Maria Kaika, Visiting Research Fellow and University of Manchester).
The School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London is internationally recognized as a centre of research excellence and was ranked joint 1st amongst departments of Geography in the UK government’s 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
The School attracts the very best PhD candidates, and our research students are an integral part of our research culture. The School’s graduate cohort has grown significantly over the past decade and we currently have some 90 graduate students. In recognition of the excellence of our graduate training and supervision, the School has been awarded a NERC algorithm, is part of Queen Mary’s AHRC Block Grant and a member of the ESRC funded London Social Science Doctoral Training Centre, and shares an Erasmus-Mundus Joint Doctoral Training Program with the University of Trento (Italy) and Free University of Berlin (Germany). Further information on Postgraduate funding and guidance can be found on the ESRC website.
Whilst we are immensely proud of our research achievements, we are equally proud of our deserved reputation as one of the UK’s friendliest and most supportive Schools of Geography – as comments by visitors to the School frequently attest.
We are very pleased you are considering joining our PhD programme. As a member of the School you will work closely with academic staff at the very forefront of the discipline and join a well-resourced, intellectually-stimulating, friendly and supportive environment that can help you realise your full potential.
If you are interested in applying to us, please follow the links to the left
Professor Miles Ogborn and Dr David Pinder,
Head of School and Director of Graduate Studies