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Two PhD students examining an amphibian at Manchester Museum

Postgraduate research

Geography has been taught at Manchester for more than 120 years. We have been rated as excellent for teaching and produce research of global excellence.

Our international research expertise crosses diverse areas, including:

  • economic geography
  • environmental change
  • geoarchaeology
  • geographical information systems (GIS)
  • political ecology
  • upland hydrology
  • urban geography
  • water management.

We integrate our postgraduate courses into our research ethos, which aims to produce both theoretically and policy-relevant contributions to geographical knowledge.