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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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Vulnerability of low-lying coastal transportation networks to natural hazards

We expect candidates to develop a proposal based around the following topic. Transportation networks such as roads and railways are fundamental to societal functioning, but are especially vulnerable to disruption and fragmentation by natural hazards. Read more

Placemaking Automobilities: rural and urban tourist experiences on the road (RDF23/EIS/WILSON)

This PhD opportunity cuts across tourism management and geography, where the candidate will be encouraged to draw from contemporary ideas in mobilities research to understand more about touristic experiences of different forms of mobility. Read more

Understanding Hate Crime on Public Transport

This studentship seeks to understand victims’ experiences of hate crime on public transport such as buses, trams and trains. It will support public transport operators, local authorities, police forces and British Transport Police (BTP) with recommendations for tackling this problem. Read more

Modeling climate futures, impacts, response and adaptation options for Arctic communities

The Arctic is undergoing transformative climate change, with profound implications for transportation systems. The lengthening of the shipping season in the Arctic Ocean is well-documented herein, with warming temperatures also compromising the operating period and safety of winter roads. Read more

Data analytics for urban environmental planning

The transition to a sustainable society is one of the key challenges facing researchers, policy makers and communities today. Key to future city planning for sustainable solutions is an understanding of what data are available and required to inform effective decision making. Novel data analytics and data visualisations are essential tools in this process. . Read more
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