PhD study

Join us at the forefront of human and physical geography research. Our internationally excellent and world-leading contribution to research has been recognised in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

Studying for a PhD in Geography at the University of Sheffield is a rewarding and challenging experience. Our academic staff have a wealth of international and interdisciplinary experience across human and physical geography, and are keen to hear from potential PhD candidates.

As a department we aim to create a friendly, collegial atmosphere in which our PhD students can thrive. Our five interdisciplinary research groups showcase our key research themes and provide a supportive and collaborative network for geography PhD students, Early Career Researchers and established academics.