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University of Gloucestershire: Geography and Environmental Sciences

Institution University of Gloucestershire
Department School of Natural and Social Sciences
Study type Research


The School of Natural and Social Sciences offers postgraduate research supervision across a range of geographical topics. It is also possible to undertake research that draws upon expertise in cognate fields such as biological sciences, social sciences and countryside and community.

Environmental change Research topics include: climate and environmental change from the mid-Pleistocene to late Holocene; luminescence dating of landscape dynamics and hominin in evolution and dispersal; fluvial geomorphology; river channel dynamics using GIS; flood mitigation; landscape evolution using image analysis and physical modelling; remote sensing of glacial change; soil biogeochemistry and species’ response to climate change; conservation ecology, and use of palaeoecology and DNA analysis to inform conservation management.

Research in this area is promoted by the Centre for Environmental Change and Quaternary Research.

Globalisation and Development Research topics include: the city in the developing world including urban and peri-urban agriculture; migration policy, and migrant groups including seasonal agricultural labour; democracy in global governance; representation, development and change in Africa; population health, wellbeing and ageing.The supervisory team also has interests in pedagogic research, with a long history of active research and publications in this area.

See also research opportunities in biological sciences, social sciences, and countryside and community.

All students are required to take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers.

This research contributes to the research priority area Environmental Dynamics and Governance.

For more information and to apply for the Geography and Environmental Sciences programme, please visit the subject page via

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