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DTC GEO 3 - Dwelling through Rural Second Homes

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  • Full or part time
    Dr K Halfacree
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Not least at a time of perceived housing shortages, rural second homes represent controversial expressions of consumption, symbolising class inequality, urban appropriation, lack of affordable housing and the demise of ‘traditional’ rural communities. Yet, inspired by Scandinavian work the supervisor has partly been involved with, this project will explore just how British rural second home owners consume their properties. From qualitative fieldwork and conceptual material on dwelling (Ingold) and heterolocalism (Halfacree), it will examine the importance of the second home for owner’s identity, how it is consumed representationally and non-representationally, and the extent and ways its consumption engages with the rural environment.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or an appropriate Master’s degree (with Merit). Informal enquiries are welcome by emailing the project supervisor.

For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.

How to apply

Visit our webpage for details - http://www.swansea.ac.uk/science/research/dtc/biosciences-projects-2018-19/

Please include the project ID and title in your email subject header (eg. DTC GEO xxxxxx)

Funding Notes

Student Finance England have announced plans to offer student loans for PhD level courses from September 2018 for courses at any PhD awarding university (including Swansea University). Full details are still to be confirmed. Visit our website for updated information. – http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/pg-loans/

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