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.