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MRes Human geography Studentship


The School of Geographical and Earth Sciences (GES) will be making available 3 fees-only studentships to support 3 students to take the Glasgow MRes in Human Geography. Such a studentship will pay home and EU fees (c.£6,000) but does not offer any stipend to cover living expenses (and it is understand that you might need to do some part-time work to assist with covering such costs).


To be studying the Glasgow MRes in Human Geography Postgraduate taught – MRes 12 months full time, 24 months part time

Award Value

Such a studentship will pay home and EU fees (c.£6,000) but does not offer any stipend to cover living expenses (and it is understood that you might need to do some part-time work to assist with covering such costs).

Application procedure

In order to apply for one of these studentships, you make a standard electronic application through the University portal (which can easily be found via the University's Home Page). If you wish to be considered for one of the studentships, then also send Professor Chris Philo ( a covering letter (maximum of 1.5 pages A4 [as an e-mail attachment]) explaining why you would like to be considered for a studentship (stating your interests in human geography, what you judge to be your own strengths as a human geographer, and giving very brief thoughts about possible human geography research that you might be interested in doing). If you are applying from outside of the University of Glasgow and are awaiting your degree results, please indicate when your results will be published and e-mail Chris Philo with those results immediately that you receive them. Applications for a studentship will be considered on merit, paying particular attention to final degree performance but also to the covering letter and referees' reports (the latter being part of the on-line submission process). Please note that in past years, many students have taken the MRes even without having secured financial support, their rationale being that it is a good stepping stone to PhD work or in enhancing a CV for job applications.

University of Glasgow


University of Glasgow is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has been changing the world since 1451. UofG is a World Top 100 University and ranks consistently among the very best for its teaching and research – and for its contributions to academia, industry and society as a whole. We currently have over 2,500 research staff and over 7,000 postgraduate students across four colleges – each with its own Graduate School serving as a networking, support and social hub for all students. Glasgow places great emphasis on fostering teaching and research of the highest standard, and on promoting pathways for success beyond its postgraduate programmes via skills development and career support.

Wherever you are in education, and in life – and wherever you want to go – University of Glasgow shares and supports your ambitions. World changers are welcome here, in Scotland’s vibrant, multicultural and forward-thinking city.


The University is:

• ranked joint 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
• ranked joint 86th in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
• ranked 2nd in the Russell Group for student satisfaction and teaching (NSS 2021)

The city of Glasgow

• is the UK’s third largest city and one of the world’s top student cities
• has a lively nightlife with more than 700 bars, pubs and nightclubs and seven cinemas
• is the UK’s first UNESCO City of Music, host to around 130 music events every week
• is consistently voted as the top place to shop in the UK, outside London’s West End
• is home to over 90 parks and public gardens
• has more than 20 museums and art galleries including the Riverside Museum
• has excellent transport links with two international airports

Contact Details

  • 0141 330 6828; (0) 141 330 2000
  • 0141 330 2000
  • University Avenue
    6 University Gardens
    G12 8QQ
    United Kingdom

More information

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