PhD Research Opportunities

The Department of Geography and Earth Science has a strong history of PhD research, and has one of the most established programmes of PhD research in Europe. Due to the size of the department, its recognition worldwide, and leading experts in a variety of fields, we offer first-class supervision on a wide range of topics in human geography, physical geography and Earth science. 


Human Geography: ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship


AberDoc PhD awards 2018

Aberystwyth University's AberDoc PhD scholarship scheme offers a package of research and training for full-time PhD students.

Successful candidates will receive a grant for up to three years which will cover their tuition fees (up to the UK/EU rate of £4,121)** and also provide them with a maintenance allowance of approximately £14,296 per annum** and access to a travel and conference fund (max. £500 per annum). Scholarships commence from the main intake: September 2018.  More information here:
Inquiries can be made with potential supervisors or the department’s Director of Postgraduate Studies Dr Gareth Hoskins.  All applications should be made through the Postgraduate Admissions office:

Further information