School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

This online chat event is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students, applicants and offer-holders about the programmes available in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Earth Sciences:

Environmental Health and Atmospheric Science:

Geography:

Urban and Regional Studies:

The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences has a renowned history for international excellence in research and teaching. Geology at Birmingham dates back to 1881 and Geography began here in 1924. We are proud of our long history and build on our successes through our research and teaching to address the challenges of the 21st Century such as climate change, oil exploration, renewable energy and resilience.

Dr Chris Bradley, Senior Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Science, will be online for the Live Q&A between 10:00-11:00 to answer your questions.

You are very welcome to ask our current and previous students about their experience in the School:

 

More information on our postgraduate degree courses in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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    Chris is a Senior Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Science. (Live Q&A 10:00-11:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences live event.

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these online chat events over the coming months so please check www.pg.bham.ac.uk now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Saturday 23 November 2019. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Sam asked:

If I have won the government scholarship, is it possible to win the funding as well for supporting other things else?

Chris Bradley replied:

I’m not sure that I understand the question. Hopefully, your application for a scholarship is successful and will provide sufficient funding for the cost of studying for a PhD. In some cases additional funding may be available (e.g. if your research links closely to a research project by your supervisor), but I would encourage you to contact potential supervisors first to discuss whether this might be possible.

Surapong asked:

Do I need to find the project topic for PhD on that site first? If I have won the government scholarship and they need me to study in different areas of those, what should I do?

Chris Bradley replied:

Many thanks for your question and your interest in studying for a PhD at Birmingham. I think you will find it useful to approach potential supervisors in Geography, Earth and Env. Sciences who will be able to help you develop a proposal for postgraduate study. You’ll need to include a proposal with your application – but hopefully this will also help strengthen your application for a government scholarship to fund your studies.

Welcome to this Live Q&A about the postgraduate opportunities in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. Dr Chris Bradley, Senior Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Science, is now online until 11:00 to answer your questions.

Your question will be posted on this feed once it has been answered, which might take a little time if we receive a lot of questions. Please don’t worry if you don’t see your question and its answer immediately – you only need to submit each question once and keep an eye on the feed for when the answer is posted.