The School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE), in partnership with Jesus College Oxford and supported by the generosity of Geography alumni Bradley Wilson (1967) and Rodney Wright (1962), is excited to offer one fully funded Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil/PhD) scholarship for UK-resident applicants from Black and other minority ethnic backgrounds.

SoGE and Jesus College aim to attract and admit students with outstanding academic potential irrespective of their background or ability to pay. Commitment to equality and diversity are at the heart of the academic missions of SoGE and Jesus College, and the Bradley Wilson Scholarship in Geography and the Environment will reduce barriers to access for a students who are currently underrepresented in our doctoral programme. This scholarship is a positive action measure under s.158 of the Equality Act 2010.

The studentship will cover three years of University tuition fees, along with a maintenance allowance (of at least £17,668 p.a.) and research allowance, and will be available starting in the 2023/24 academic year.

Applications are welcome from eligible candidates with a background in Geography or a related social science, physical or environmental discipline in any area of SoGE's research activity. As a first step, please explore our website and get in touch with the member of the academic staff who seems most appropriate to supervise your research; if in doubt, contact our Director of Graduate Studies Dr Ian Klinke ( This initial contact will confirm if that member of staff is able to supervise your research, and if so, will give you advice about how to prepare your application.

Candidates wishing to be considered for this scholarship should apply for a place on our full-time DPhil programme in the usual way, by Friday 20 January 2023. This is our deadline for considering all scholarship applications.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential to an offer-holder from a Black, Asian, Mixed or other minority ethnic background (other than White minorities) who is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom. Priority will be given to members of the most underrepresented ethnic groups (Black, Bangladeshi and Pakistani, including relevant mixed backgrounds).

Please note the scholarships are available for the full-time DPhil programme only.

For further information on making an application to Oxford University, please visit the University of Oxford website.

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