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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

The University of Glasgow is in the world's top 100 universities and the UK's top 10. We have been welcoming world changers since 1451 and have dedicated ourselves to inspiring great minds from the pioneer of television, John Logie Baird, to writer and produce of Doctor Who and Sherlock, Steven Moffat. Today we continue that tradition with more than 18,000 undergraduate students and 7,000 postgraduate students from across the globe each year.

Why choose the University of Glasgow?

• 91% student satisfaction (Student Barometer 2014)
• Top 100 in the world-Times Higher rankings 2014
• UK’s first UNESCO’s city of Music, host to around 130 music events every week
• Voted top in student life Which? University 2014
• Consistently voted as the top place to shop in the UK, outside of London
• Member of the prestigious Russell Group of 26 leading UK research intensive universities in the UK
• Founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education
• Located in Glasgow's unique west end – UK's 3rd largest city

Excellence in teaching

Our research-led approach is one of the reasons why a postgraduate degree from the University of Glasgow is so prized, but our students also benefit from opportunities to study abroad, improve their employability, take part in work placements and explore a wide range of social activities. As a result, we welcome students from more than 120 countries around the world every year. We make sure our graduates are equipped with the skills they need to compete in a global workplace, and with friendships and networks that last a lifetime.

Contact Details

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

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the University of Glasgow by using the links below.


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