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About

All programmes of study will be delivered in a dual way combining both online and face to face teaching as appropriate. Face to face teaching will be delivered in a blended format with no large lectures to begin with. Please visit our website for more information. The Physical Geography programme is offered by Swansea University.

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Overview

The Physical Geography programme at Swansea University will be shaped by your participation in research activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and field work, as well as your involvement in one of our established research groups. 

You will undertake an individual physical geography research project over two years (MPhil) or three years (PhD), supported by our widely respected academic staff.

Swansea is a research-led University and our department makes a significant contribution. 

We have staff working on post-disaster landscapes (Professor Marcus Doel), new understandings of nationalism (Dr Angharad Closs Stephens), and post-conflict cultural revival (Dr Amanda Rogers). Their expertise will support your work.

Supervision

During the Physical Geography programme at Swansea University you will have access to:

  • a computer laboratory dedicated to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • a remote sensing computer laboratory with 10 high-performance Linux workstations
  • Specialist laboratory suites for stable isotope ratio analysis; tree ring analysis; extraction and identification of organic compounds; pollen extraction and analysis; rainfall simulation; tephra analysis; soil and sediment characterisation

Our computing facilities also include 15 dual-processor workstations for earth observation, a 20-node multiprocessor Beowulf cluster, and the IBM ‘Blue Ice’ Supercomputer, which is mainly used for climate and glaciological modelling.

Programme Structure

Our current research groups include:

  • Environmental Dynamics
  • Glaciology
  • Global Environmental Modelling and Earth Observation
  • Migration, Boundaries and Identity
  • Social Theory and Urban Space

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applicants are encouraged to apply by 31 July for entry in September, to ensure that vacancies are still available.

Language

English

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for MPhil must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level in geography or a related field (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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