Geography Postgraduate Taught and Research Courses – funding options available

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Why Swansea University?

100% of the environment was rated as world-leading and internationally excellent – Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Explore the dynamic intersection of human and physical geography within the geography department at Swansea. As a distinguished global hub for teaching and research, our projects actively contribute to addressing the pressing challenges outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. With a particular focus on Climate Action, Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Clean Water and Sanitation, our commitment to sustainability aligns with addressing the current climate emergency. Immerse yourself in the acquisition of profound knowledge concerning the scientific issues shaping geographic data, climate change, and environmental dynamics. Join us as we strive to make meaningful contributions to a sustainable and resilient future.

High Quality Teaching

Your learning will be shaped by inspirational and internationally renowned academics including Professor Tavi Murray, the first woman to be awarded a Polar Medal for outstanding service to polar research; and Professor Adrian Luckman, who earned global media coverage for climate emergency research into the Larsen C ice shelf collapse. You will also be taught by Professor Peter North, who has collaborated with NASA on the ‘greening-up’ of the Amazon; and Professor Siwan Davies, whose work focuses on establishing why climate change has changed abruptly over the past 100,000 years through the investigation of volcanic ash deposits trapped in ice sheets.

Exceptional Facilities

Our exceptional computing facilities support your studies from start to finish, including fifteen dual-processor workstations for Earth Observation, a 20-node multiprocessor Beowulf cluster, and the Department’s IBM ‘Blue Ice’ supercomputer, which is mainly used for climate and glaciological modelling.

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Your Postgraduate Community

Geography at Swansea offers a wealth of opportunities. Our diverse community of postgraduate students and research staff, coupled with expertise across various domains and a commitment to championing equality, diversity, and inclusivity, fosters a dynamic and inspiring environment for your studies.

Funding – Scholarships & Bursaries

We understand that the cost of your studies is one of the most important factors when deciding on a postgraduate degree. That’s why we offered over £12 million in postgraduate scholarships last year. Find out what funding opportunities may be available to you.


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Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International Students.

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