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Cardiff University School of Geography and Planning - PhD Opportunities

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Profile Description

Cardiff School of Planning and Geography (CPLAN) is a major international centre for research in the areas of planning and spatial policy. The School is the only planning school in the UK to have been awarded the top research rating in all previous Research Assessment Exercises, being ranked first of its kind in the UK for Research Power following the publication of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. The School plays a leading international role in its fields of expertise and its research has an agenda-setting influence in key debates on the development, management and sustainability of cities and regions.

Research at the School of Planning and Geography
Research is structured around four research groups:

  • Environment
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Spatial Planning and City Environments
  • Urban and Regional Governance

The broadly based research activity across the groups draws heavily upon interdisciplinary social science and research outputs fall under one or more of the following themes: sustainability; social inclusion; governance and planning; and innovation and regeneration. Much of the School's research activity contributes to academic, policy, practice and professional debates. There is a strong emphasis placed upon the engagement of users in research.

The PhD Programme
CPLAN aims to recruit committed research students for the pursuit of innovative, cutting-edge research at PhD level. With its international linkages and research profile the School provides a rich and lively scholarly environment in which to conduct doctoral research work. At present there are around 30 full-time PhD students in the School. The PhD programme can be studied full-time over three years. Part-time study is also available.

There is a lively culture of research students, Research Associates and Fellows, as well as established research and teaching staff. A series of shared offices are available for PhD students and each full-time student has access to their own PC. Each student benefits from a generous photocopying allowance and a fieldwork and conference budget of £750 p.a.

Funding Opportunities

Details on our current funding opportunities can be found at:

Further information:
Dr Andrew Kythreotis, PhD Admissions Officer
Tel. +44 (0)2920 876063

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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