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St Leonard's and Department of Geography and Sustainable Development PhD studentships

  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

Profile Description

St Leonard's College and the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development (DGSD) at the University of St Andrews is offering fully funded, three-year PhD research studentships for entry in September 2016. Applications for studentships in all areas of research within the interests of staff in Geography and Sustainable Development will be considered, including: 

  • Population, migration and health
  • Cities, neighbourhoods and housing
  • Power, representation and behaviour
  • Sustainable development and governance
  • Environmental change
  • Environmental economics

(for further details see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/gsd/research/).

DGSD is part of the School of Geography and Geosciences and has a thriving postgraduate community, with over 40 research postgraduates at various stages in their research. A further 30+ postgraduates take taught Masters courses annually. We have an excellent research environment, with several major research centres attached to the Department. The Department is very well equipped for a whole range of research in physical and human sciences. All doctoral students belong to a relevant research group and are encouraged to attend regular seminars, participate in the Department's annual Postgraduate Research Conference, and present their work at national and international conferences.

Funding Notes: Anyone is welcome to apply. Successful candidates will receive an annual stipend in line with RC-UK rates, and payment of their (UK/EU) tuition fees. Studentships will be awarded on the basis of academic quality and research promise. Overseas applicants - Please note that if you are classed as overseas, you will be required to pay the difference annually between UK/EU tuition fees and overseas fees. You can see the current tuition fee rates at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/money/tuitionfees/feestable/

Candidate profile: Applications are invited from outstanding students who hold, or expect to gain, a first or 2:1 degree in Geography or a related/relevant discipline. A Postgraduate Masters degree is not a requirement, but may be an advantage.

How to apply: Expressions of interest must be lodged with Helen Olaez, the DGSD Postgraduate Secretary () by Thursday 31st March 2016. Please submit the following:

  • CV
  • Brief outline (maximum one-page) of the subject area and topic you are interested in studying
  • Please indicate which member of staff you think would be a potential supervisor (if you are short-listed, you can work with them to develop your detailed proposal).

Short-listed applicants: you will be required to submit a full application. To do this you will need to complete a University Application Form for PhD study (see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/admissions/pg/apply/) and provide a detailed research proposal (3-4 A4 pages) as part of your application. The deadline for full applications is Friday 29th April 2016.

Application Enquiries: contact Helen Olaez, the DGSD Postgraduate Secretary ().

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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