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Phd in Transport Geography

PhD candidates in Transport Geography study the location, structure, and development of transport networks. They consider the consider the purpose and means of transporting goods and people across the Earth’s surface, as well as the political, environmental, and economic context in which this occurs.

What's it like to study a PhD in Transport Geography?

Under the guidance of an expert supervisor, you’ll work towards an extended dissertation which should make an original contribution to the field of Transport Geography.

  • The evolution of early railway systems
  • The relationship between energy sources and transport networks
  • Transportation demand
  • Geographic Information Systems for Transportation (GIS-T)

Researchers in Transport Geography rely largely on empirical methods developed by other discipline such as mathematics and economics. These include graph theory and the gravity model. You may also make use of Geographic Information Systems for Transportation (GIS-T), which allow researchers to collect and analyse spatial data remotely.

Depending on your topic, you may also conduct interviews, surveys, or participant observation studies. Your research may also have a field work element.

Alongside your research, you may be required to attend additional training or assist with departmental duties such as undergraduate teaching. You may also have the opportunity to present your research at conferences or publish research in academic journals.

PhD in Transport Geography entry requirements

To apply for a PhD in Transport Geography, you’ll usually need a good upper-second class Bachelors degree in a relevant subject area. A Masters degree may sometimes be required. It’s worth noting that applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and a postgraduate qualification will often be an advantage even if is not compulsory.

PhD in Transport Geography funding options

Depending on your specific focus, PhD projects in Geographical Information Systems might be funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ERSC) or the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPRSC). Research Councils provide studentships that cover your tuition fees and living expenses.

Full studentships are very competitive, so many students will need to self-fund their PhD. There are numerous options for candidates taking this route, including the UK government’s doctoral loan, support from charities or trusts, and part-time employment.

PhD in Transport Geography careers

Many Transport Geography PhD graduates will go one to pursue a career in research. However will also be non-academic roles open to you in many sectors such as local and national government, transport policy and planning and data analysis.

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Urban Mobility and Active Travel for Ageing Communities in 20-minute City Neighbourhoods

  Research Group: The Urban Institute
Project Ref. JWS2023-JM. The need for active travel for ageing communities within cities has been recognised globally for many decades, linked to the importance of mobility for older people to enhance physical and mental wellbeing. Read more

The Potential of Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV) in Sustainable Urban Transport: An environmental justice lens

This project will contribute to academic and policy knowledge by investigating the potential of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV) to support an equitable transition towards sustainable urban transport. Read more
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