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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Human Geography Urban Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The PhD Human Geography and Urban Studies aims to: (i) provide advanced knowledge of the principles and conceptual foundations of human geographic and urban social science research, together with the research skills and methodological understanding needed to develop original research in the field; (ii) expose you to the most recent developments and debates in human geography and urban studies; (iii) prepare you for careers in research, academia, international organisations, urban planning and governance, the consultancy sector and NGOs. Students who successfully complete the programme often embark on an academic career.

The Urbanization, Planning and Development cluster of the Department of Geography and Environment involves a concentration of researchers with particular interests in how social, economic and political processes interact across a range of urban contexts in all continents, and in different conditions of development. Issues related to the urban economy are also strongly represented within the Department's Economic Geography cluster. Research students on this programme are strongly encouraged to engage with the full range of urban research, teaching and scholarship within LSE's wider urban research community.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

SEP

Modules

Research Seminars - Core
Research Students Seminars - Core
Research Project Seminar - Core
Research Project Seminar - Core
Research Seminars - Core
Research Seminars - Core
Research Project Seminar - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

PhD (Years 1 - 3); PhD (exceptional registration beyond the fourth year): £4,366.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

PhD (Years 1 - 3); PhD (exceptional registration beyond the fourth year): £18,624.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for the standalone PhD +3 programme, is a taught master’s degree (or equivalent), with a minimum of 65 per cent average and at least 70 in the dissertation, in a related discipline.