MPhil/PhD Human Geography


Penryn Campus

Geography has a vibrant research environment which encompasses a number of human geography research groups (concentrating on the broad areas of historical-cultural geography, society-nature and governance, ethics and social justice) and a physical geography research cluster (environmental processes and change). There are postgraduate opportunities in all of our research areas. Applications for both full-time and part-time study are welcomed. There is an active programme of research seminars, with weekly talks given by visiting speakers, staff and postgraduates and a number of reading groups as well.

We receive research studentships from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and are recognised for the receipt of studentships from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). In addition, we also attract research funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, from national organisations (Environment Agency, DEFRA) and major UK charities (British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, Royal Geographical Society), as well as from European and other International bodies (European Union).