Doctorate Degrees in Geographic Sciences

Compare 7 PhD Programs in Geographic Sciences

Geographic Sciences

With a Ph.D., individuals have access to a more advanced job market, greater career opportunities, and the ability to make more money in their career than individuals without an advanced degree.

So just what is a Ph.D. in Geography? Students must have first earned a bachelor’s degree and possibly a master’s degree before earning their doctorate. A Ph.D. can be earned in about four to six years, depending on the amount of time students are able to devote to their studies and if they are able to pass the necessary courses on time. Courses cover topics such as maps, theories and methods in geography, cultural and political geography, and research and analysis of geographical information. Students may be able to focus their geography degree on human geography, cartography, urban geography, or physical geography, among others.

There are several reasons why individuals may want to earn a Ph.D. in Geography. Students can improve their basic job skills, such as reading and writing, while also gaining a wealth of knowledge in their field and hands-on experience under the tutelage of experienced instructors.

The cost to earn a doctorate degree can vary depending on a variety of factors, including any previously earned higher education credits, the country of school, and the length of the academic program. Prospective students should contact schools about tuition, fees and scholarship opportunities.

Individuals who graduate with a Ph.D. in Geography often have a multitude of career choices available to them. Some graduates choose to work as city planners, others may find employment with environmental organizations, and still others may decide to become travel guides. Many graduates also choose to return to academia and join the faculty at an academic institution teaching classes in geography or other related fields.

Earning your Ph.D. can lead to a successful and profitable career in geography. To start earning your doctoral degree, first search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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PhD in Geophysics

National Central University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The main research of the graduate program of the department includes seismology, geophysical prospection, marine geophysics, seismotectonic, geology, and geodesy. Fully integrated seismology program including theoretical, observational and computational seismology is active pursuit. [+]

The main research of the graduate program of the department includes seismology, geophysical prospection, marine geophysics, seismotectonic, geology, and geodesy. Fully integrated seismology program including theoretical, observational and computational seismology is active pursuit. Programs in seismic and geophysical (electrical, magnetic, gravity) prospecting, MT sounding, well logging, and geology are performed through international and interdisciplinary cooperation to solve practical problems. Each research group is equipped with the state-of-the-art instruments and computing facilities, including those used in field works. Internationally well-known, the department is evolving toward a more advanced, integrated tomorrow in frontier research in Earth Sciences. 
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PhD in Geography and GIS

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2018 United Arab Emirates AL Ain Al Mizhar (Dubai) + 1 more

http://www.uaeu.ac.ae/en/admission/ph.d.and_professional_doctorate.shtml [+]

Objectives of the Geography Concentration

The objective of the Ph.D. in Geography is to provide essential knowledge about the latest theories and advances in the field of physical and human geography; and geospatial science. The program is designed to develop research, critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills in geography and as well offer a chance for students to integrate their professional and educational experience. The ultimate goal is to produce researchers who can advance Geography/GIS theories and practice.

The Geography Information System Concentration (GIS)

The Ph.D. in Geography Concentration provides advanced knowledge about the latest theories in the field of GIS such as GIS modeling, internet/mobile GIS, and GIS & accuracy assessment. The concentration offers a chance for graduates to be equipped with knowledge and skills that are necessary for the vibrant GIS field. Upon completion of the concentration students will be able to debate complex geographical issues utilizing GIS tools, assess web-based GIS maps, and adopt Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) in GIS projects.... [-]


PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years June 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Engineering surveying and space geodesy is the application of science and technology for the measurement and the representation of the Earth. Research involved can cover a range of disciplines including geospatial engineering and monitoring; photogrammetry and remote sensing; the technology and applications of satellite navigation systems, such as GPS and Galileo; integrated positioning technology; environmental and atmospheric monitoring; physical and space geodesy. [+]

The research involved can cover a range of disciplines including geospatial engineering and monitoring; photogrammetry and remote sensing; the technology and applications of satellite navigation systems, such as GPS and Galileo; integrated positioning technology; environmental and atmospheric monitoring; physical and space geodesy.This PhD is based within the Nottingham Geospatial Institute(NGI).

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a master's degree at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element). It is usually completed over a period of around three years.

Facilities

NGI is a leading cross-disciplinary research, that teaches spatial and location-based science and engineering, using the technologies of satellite positioning, remote measurement systems and integrated sensor technologies.NGI is housed in a purpose built facility with a wide range of modern equipment, enabling access to the latest technologies and engagement with leading edge research, in for example:... [-]


Doctorate In Territory And Society. Historical Evolution In A Tricontinental Space (Africa, America And Europe)

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Doctorate in Territory and Society. Historical Evolution of a Tricontinental Space (Africa, America and Europe) (DOCTESO), is the result of the synergy of researchers who develop their work in the fields of geography, history, archeology, the study of religions and sciences social, of the Faculties of Geography and History of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and of the University of La Laguna (ULL). [+]

The Doctorate in Territory and Society. Historical Evolution of a Tricontinental Space (Africa, America and Europe) (DOCTESO), is the result of the synergy of researchers who develop their work in the fields of geography, history, archeology, the study of religions and sciences social, of the Faculties of Geography and History of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and of the University of La Laguna (ULL).

It is a transversal program with an interdisciplinary vocation focused on the following lines of research:

Social organization of space. Processes of anthropization and spatial planning. Frontier society. Colonization, acculturation and economic impact. Studies of religions, beliefs and imaginaries. Building the Memory. Oral and written sources, Archeology and Historiographic Paradigms. Justification title ... [-]

PhD in Geography

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Geography is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of geography. [+]

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Geography is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of geography. A Ph.D. in Geography is a pure science-based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialization.

The PhD in Geography demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form.... [-]


PhD in Geology

China University of Petroleum
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 China Beijing

Geology is a knowledge system that studies material compositions, internal structure and external features of the earth, mutual interactions between earth layers and the history of the evolution of the earth. [+]

Geology (070900) Program Introduction

Geology is a knowledge system that studies material compositions, internal structure and external features of the earth, mutual interactions between earth layers and the history of the evolution of the earth. The first-level discipline of Geology complies with five second-level disciplines of Mineralogy-Petrology-Gitology, Geochemistry, Structural Geology, Palaeontology & Stratigraphy and Quaternary Geology. The researchers of our Geological disciplines mainly characterized in that of the structure and property of a basin, the depositional systems and sedimentary effects, the physical, chemical or biological effects which occurred inside the sedimentary basin, and how these geological effects control the deposition and formation of fossil fuels. During the 1950s, with the help of experts from the Soviet Union, the geological department began to recruit graduate students, and in early 1980s, authorized by the Chinese government and became one of the first departments to offer master degrees, and later to establish doctoral programs in Mineralogy, Petrology and Gitology in 1993, Geochemistry in 2003, Structural Geology in 2005. In 2003, approved by the National Ministry of Personnel, our department established the Post-doctoral Research Station in Geology. In 2006, we were authorized to offer doctor degree in Geology discipline.... [-]


PhD Geography

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

A leading center of postgraduate teaching and research, the School of Geography has internationally recognized strengths across the discipline. [+]

Research overview

A leading center of postgraduate teaching and research, the School of Geography has internationally recognized strengths across the discipline.

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination, and final thesis.

Geography research areas include:

Cultural and Historical Geography

Shaped by, and shaping, wider developments in the arts, humanities and social sciences

Cultures of Landscape Historical Geographies of Empire, Environment, and Health Histories of Geographical and Environmental Knowledge

Economic Worlds

Advancing analysis of economic phenomena in contemporary globalization in geography and the wider social sciences... [-]