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PhD Study in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning

  Department of Urban Studies & Planning

About the Programme

All our PhD students have the support of two (or more) supervisors to guide them through their projects, a dedicated training programme of support within our Department (which includes weekly workshops), and wider training provided by the University and the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP).

We welcome research proposals addressing topics from across the broad range of urban studies and planning and related disciplines such as geography, sociology, international development and politics.

We are particularly keen to supervise PhD topics which align with our research priorities - details of potential projects are provided below. We encourage you to treat these projects as starting points for a conversation with us.

If you find one or more project which excites you then we invite you to contact us – either direct to the proposed supervisor or through the Director of the Research School, Dr Glyn Williams.

For more information about our range of PhD opportunities, please visit our website.

White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships 2021/22

Nominations are now open for White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) Studentships commencing in October 2021. If you are interested in studying for a PhD in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, you are eligible for nomination by your supervisor to the WRDTP Studentships.

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Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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