Geography PhD (Urban and Regional Studies)

Start date
September
Duration
PhD: 3 years full-time equivalent
Course Type
Postgraduate, Doctoral research
Fees
£4,260 (Home/EU students)
£15,720 (International Students)
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Our Geography (Urban and Regional Studies) PhD is offered by the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS), which has ESRC recognition for its research training programmes. The course may include a coursework element and can be taken on a full- or part-time basis.

This PhD is offered by the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS). The PhD degree may include a coursework element and can be taken on a full- or part-time basis.

Prospective applicants are invited to apply, outlining their research interests. We have ESRC recognition for our research training programmes.

Students will be awarded a PhD from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Degrees may include a coursework element and can be taken on a full- or part-time basis. Prospective applicants are invited to apply, outlining their research interests.

Fees

Fees for 2020

  • Home/EU students £4,380 FT (£2,190 PT)
  • International students £17,580 FT only  

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Scholarships and studentships

We are eligible to receive studentships from ESRC ('1+3'. ‘+3’ and CASE/ESRC) and AHRC. We also offer a number of our own postgraduate studentships, available to both home and overseas students. 

The School is the lead institution for the NERC-funded CENTA Doctoral Training Centre, which funds between five and seven PhD UK/EU studentships at Birmingham each year.

International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

For further information contact the School directly or get in touch with the Funding, Graduation & Awards via the online enquiries system.

 


For EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to eligible financial support via the Postgraduate Masters or Doctoral loan for the duration of their course. For more information visit the gov.uk website.

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Our Standard Requirements

Applicants for a degree by research should have at least a good Honours degree (minimum: upper second-class or equivalent). Students are not normally admitted to an MPhil or PhD degree without first having completed a taught Masters degree. 

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International Requirements



International Students

English language requirements

Standard English language requirements apply (IELTS: 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band)


IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band is equivalent to:

  • TOEFL: 80 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic 51 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 169, with no less than 162 in any component

Urban and brownfield regeneration policies; Culture-led regeneration; Planning and sustainable development; Comparative planning in Europe (especially France, Great Britain and Switzerland).
Contact: Dr Lauren Andres
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5021
Email: l.andres@bham.ac.uk  

City centre regeneration; City living and gentrification; Inter-city competition and co-operation; Comparative urban development in Britain, Europe and North America.
Contact: Dr Austin Barber
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2984
Email: a.r.g.barber@bham.ac.uk 

Housing markets and neighbourhood change; Housing and social exclusion; Issues related to concentrations of deprivation, segregation and excluded communities; Development of models of affordability at local and regional level for the purpose of housing strategy development.
Contact: Dr Peter Lee
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3645
Email: p.w.lee@bham.ac.uk

We help research students to produce publications arising from their work and encourage them to publish as single authors when appropriate. Many research students are aiming for academic careers and we recognise the importance of providing opportunities for them to be involved in teaching and tutorial work, without compromising their obligations as research students.