Why research here?

For more than 125 years, The University of Manchester has produced globally excellent geographical research.

We integrate our postgraduates into our research ethos and practices, which aim to produce both theoretically significant and policy-relevant contributions to geographical knowledge.

Our research

Our international research expertise crosses diverse areas, including:

  • economic geography;
  • environmental change;
  • geoarchaeology;
  • geographical information systems (GIS);
  • political ecology;
  • urban geography.

Our supervisors

Our human geography staff members hold, or have recently held, editorial positions with major research publications including:

  • Antipode;
  • Area;
  • Geography Compass;
  • Geoforum;
  • International Journal of Urban and Regional Research;
  • Progress in Human Geography.

Our physical geography staff members, meanwhile, serve on various panels of the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) and hold editorial positions with major research publications including:

  • Geoarchaeology;
  • Journal of the Geological Society;
  • Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.