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 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 centre of postgraduate teaching and research, the School of Geography has internationally recognised strengths across the discipline. [+]

Research overview

A leading centre of postgraduate teaching and research, the School of Geography has internationally recognised 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 globalisation in geography and the wider social sciences... [-]


PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 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. [+]

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 masters 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 and teaching institute, specialising in 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:... [-]


PhD in Geography

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

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

PhDs in Geographic Sciences. The purpose of the PhD 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 PhD 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 specialisation. 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. For admission to the Doctorate in Geography a Master’s Degree in Geography is required. General rules of admission, as set out by the Faculty of Science and the University, apply. [-]

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 include 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 include 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. 
 Fundamental Courses Theoretical geophysics Communication Theory Ⅰ Source Mechanics Advanced Structural Geology Advanced Seismology I Basin Analysis Professional Courses Seismic Data Processing Sequence Stratigraphy Advanced Seismic Exploration Engineering Earthquake Case Analysis Natural Resource Unconventional Resources Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 18 credits (including 4 credits of Seminar & 4 semesters of Colloquium) Duration of Study : 2~7 years Other requirements : Pass qualification examination within the first two years. Elective Courses(pass the course of Theoretical Geophysics) Publish at least one first-author SCI paper or three co-authors SCI papers. Finish a progress report of a dissertation. Pass an oral defense of dissertation at least 2 months following the progress report. Research Facilities & Lab Strong Ground Motion Research Group Subducting Slab Research Group Reflection Seismic Research Group Electromagnetic Exploration Research Group Computational Geophysical Research Group Gravity and Magnetism laboratory Research Group Admission Documents Autobiography Study Plan Research Proposal Two Letters of Recommendation TOEFL or Other... [-]

PhD in Political Geography

University of Ostrava
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Ostrava + 1 more

Efforts to link local and regional development within the context of global development and world geo-politics, geo-economics and geo-culture led a group of political geographers to search for collaboration with experts in the field of political science and international relations thus creating an interdisciplinary field of study entitled Political and cultural geography, the only one of its kind linking study of selected geographic disciplines with political science, which includes inter alia selected chapters from the world history and fundamentals of sociology. [+]

PhDs in Geographic Sciences. Efforts to link local and regional development within the context of global development and world geo-politics, geo-economics and geo-culture led a group of political geographers to search for collaboration with experts in the field of political science and international relations thus creating an interdisciplinary field of study entitled Political and cultural geography, the only one of its kind linking study of selected geographic disciplines with political science, which includes inter alia selected chapters from the world history and fundamentals of sociology. In this field, you can combine a keen interest in geography with studies of international relations, political science, anthropology, sociology and history. The study will provide you with broad understanding of the political and cultural realities of world macro-regions, as well as with a comprehensive knowledge of the current functioning of the globalized world that can be applied in diplomacy, journalism, or in various organizations focused on consulting, working with immigrants and refugees, humanitarian activities, etc. You can apply for the studies in Political and Cultural Geography at theBachelor's, Master's and doctoral level. The political and cultural geography research interest specializes in international relations, political and economic geography, geopolitics, applied sociology, sociology of ethnicity and nationalism, ethnic minorities, cultural geography, historical geography and regional studies. Graduate Profile and Career Opportunities: The Department offers an attractive study for those interested in future involvement in cultivation of their own community, municipality, region or the state. It is intended for those who would like to apply for jobs... [-]

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 PhD 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 PhD 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 in 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 in Geography

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2018 Portugal Braga

The PhD in Geography aims to raise capacity on students to conduct research and independent scientific production on specific issues regarding geographical knowledge. The program promotes the use of conceptual and methodological frameworks that contribute to the strengthening of the inter/multidisciplinary field of Geography, by applying them in original and relevant research projects, and that promote the analysis and discussion of significant issues on the Geography domain, in academic and professional contexts, as: confronting and interpreting scientific, technological, environmental, cultural, social, economic and political dimensions as well as other related to territory planning. [+]

PhDs in Geographic Sciences. Academic degree: Doctorate ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Azurém Campus, Guimarães Main Scientific area: Geography The PhD in Geography aims to raise capacity on students to conduct research and independent scientific production on specific issues regarding geographical knowledge. The program promotes the use of conceptual and methodological frameworks that contribute to the strengthening of the inter/multidisciplinary field of Geography, by applying them in original and relevant research projects, and that promote the analysis and discussion of significant issues on the Geography domain, in academic and professional contexts, as: confronting and interpreting scientific, technological, environmental, cultural, social, economic and political dimensions as well as other related to territory planning. The doctoral course in Geography is developed in two distinct training routes. The first is a tutorial system, exclusively devoted to the production of a thesis. The other one, includes a curricular program with two branches: (1) Physical Geography and Environmental Studies (2) Landscape Studies. [-]