Creative geographies: engaging, knowing, experimenting

Qualifications Duration Start dates Application period
Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
October and February November to April Mid-Jan for funded PhDs
PhD (MPhil also available)
Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
Start dates
February and October
Application period
January to April

How might we think differently and creatively about the many stories and encounters with place, landscape and environment? How do places and their pasts continue to shape the present and future worlds in which we live? This research area addresses these kinds of questions through our work on creative and experimental geographies to push geographical research in exciting, new directions. Research in this area includes the visual culture of maps; sound, dance, music, as well as auditory spaces; historical and political geographies of knowledge and exploration; filmic geographies; historical geographies of infrastructure; water heritage; urban imaginaries; and peace education.

Research in this area has been recognised for advancing innovative research methods and creative engagements, including qualitative digital methods, participatory methods, and sonic cultures – we are always open to new, creative ways of knowing and intervening in a changing world.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent). If you are not a UK citizen, you may need to prove your knowledge of English.

Potential supervisors

Fees and funding

UK fee International fee
Full time: £4,786 per year Full time: £12,146 per year
Part time: £2,393 per year Part time: £6,073 per year

Some of our research students are funded via The Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership; others are self-funded.

For detailed information about fees and funding, visit Fees and studentships.

To see current funded studentship vacancies across all research areas, see Current studentships.


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How to apply

Get in touch

If you have an enquiry specific to this research topic, please contact:

Andrea Yorke
Email: FASS-Geog-PG-Admissions
Phone: +44 (0)1908 654456

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