Postgraduate research

Postgraduate Research Convenor: Professor Moira Munro

Urban Studies has a large number of postgraduate researchers conducting a wide range of innovative and imaginative research projects. Our thriving PhD student community is well integrated within the wider research culture of the subject area, benefitting from:

  • A popular seminar series through which a diverse set of  internationally recognised speakers present their current research and/or policy thinking;
  • A workshop series through which staff and students present early thinking about research proposals and papers in a supportive and critical environment;
  • Membership to the subject area’s research groups – Governance, Activism, Place & Space; City, Housing & Economic Systems; Neighbourhoods, Welfare & Wellbeing;
  • An annual away-day planned by students in conjunction with the Doctoral Convenor to explore issues related to PhD completion and developing skills for future employment;
  • Individual postgraduate review panels at which the Doctoral Convenor and individual supervisors can meet to discuss progress with each student;
  • Personal career development, through opportunities to undertake teaching at undergraduate level and to become involved in ongoing research projects.

Each full-time student is entitled to:

  • A computer, telephone and full IT support
  • Access to unrivalled library facilities.

PhD supervision

Our staff provide supervision in all areas across urban research, real estate and planning, and public policy. We are active supporters of interdisciplinary research and most staff are involved in providing supervision to students alongside colleagues from other disciplines.

Current PhD students 

You can find out what are current PhD students are researching by browsing our student profiles

Funding opportunities

We support postgraduate research students studying both full-time and part-time. Our current students are funded through diverse sources including the ESRC, Adam Smith Research Foundation, Leverhulme Trust, Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods, UK Collaberative Centre for Housing Evidence, own employers, and self-funding.  Many of our international students bring governmental sponsorships.

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