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School of Geography

Research degrees

The University of Leeds is one of the largest centres for research training in the UK. We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-intensive universities and have over 2,000 students registered for research degrees. The School of Geography's internationally renowned research is conducted across our research groups listed below. 

To find out more about our research areas and current PhD projects available, please click on the relevant links:

Centre for Spatial Analysis & Policy Projects

Centre for Spatial Analysis & Policy projects

Population dynamics, migration, geodemographics, retailing, education and health

Cities & Social Justice Projects

Social Justice, Cities, Citizenship projects

Consumption cultures and subcultures, challenging neoliberal spaces, sustainable urban futures. Social identities, migration and transnationalism, development, prejudice, youth and disability.

Ecology & Global Change Projects

Ecology & Global Change projects

Tropical ecology, palaeoecology, earth system modelling, volcanic hazards

River Basin Processes Projects

River Basin Processes projects

Biogeochemistry, peatlands, hydrology, geomorphology, freshwater and marine ecology

Meet our current PhD students

Meet our current PhD students

Take a look at the projects our students are researching in the School