M.Phil. On Campus

Physical Geography

Swansea University

24 months
19150 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Physical Geography at Swansea University will enable you to undertake a substantial project led by your own interests. 


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

Predicting and mitigating water pollution risk from wildfire ash – Professor Stefan Doerr is a leading authority on wildfire impact.

Predicting ice rifts - Professor Adrian Luckman received international press coverage for his research on the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica and his predictions of its calving. 

Professor Siwan Davies’ work focuses on establishing why climate has changed dramatically and abruptly in the past 100,000 years. Siwan recently made a television documentary on the effects of present climate change in Uganda, Costa Rica and California.

Professor Tavi Murray, the first woman to be awarded the Polar Medal by HM queen for outstanding service to polar research.

Professor Peter North who received global media coverage for his work with NASA on the Amazon and Climate Change.

Programme Aims

This Physical Geography at Swansea University will provide students with:

  • The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  • Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

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


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

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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

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  • International

    19150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19150 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 24 months.

Part-time fees:

  • UK students: £ 2,250
  • International students: £ 9,600

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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