School of GeoSciences

Studentships in Human Geography

The Human Geography Research Group are currently offering Masters and PhD opportunities, with access to ESRC and AHRC studentships.

About the studentship

As part of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, we have access to the Human Geography, Environment and Urban pathway.

Further details on the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science website


Applicants must have UK residency and hold, or are predicted to get a 1st or 2.1 undergraduate degree grade. EU residents can apply for fees-only grants.

Application Process

Prospective applicants should liaise with potential supervisors about completing an application. Applications are currently closed for studentships tfor the 2017/18 academic year. The deadlines for submitting applications for the 2018/19 academic year will be annpunced later in the year- please check in December 2017 for further information

There is also the possibility of Collaborative ESRC Studentships - a partnership between the university and a non-academic partner (charity, government body or business). These applications are submitted by a supervisor but sometimes in dialogue with a student. 

For students interested in topics in cultural and historical geography, we have access to AHRC studentships through the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities ( The process for application is similar to the ESRC above.

Further information on writing a proposal

Applications via email should consist of:

• 1500 word proposal

• CV

• 2 academic references

• Statement of support from your primary supervisor

The University online application procedure will require additional documents.

Link to the University's online application process

Applications must both be registered through the University of Edinburgh application system and emailed to:


Academic queries should be directed to 

Application queries should be directed to