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DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Urban Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Urban Studies at Glasgow is widely recognised as a world-leading centre for innovative, interdisciplinary urban research with high international impact.

OVERVIEW

We are multi-disciplinary in research approach and a PhD in Urban Studies will allow you to develop excellent skills in research methods and theory as well as engaging with pressing real-world problems that affect cities. You will have the opportunity to be supervised by internationally acclaimed scholars. Our strengths include:

  • Big data, GIS, transport modelling, urban analytics
  • Educational inequalities and outcomes for young people
  • Housing, planning, real estate, regeneration, urban design
  • Public policy, welfare reform, health and health inequalities
  • Smart/future cities, challenges facing cities in the developing world
  • Systems of governance, communities and participation

If you study with us you will have the opportunity to join a large, stimulating community of PhD students and benefit from engagement with major funded research centres, long-term research projects and will be able to join our long-established research groups.

A PhD in Urban Studies can be taken as a 1+3 programme in conjunction with an ESRC-recognised MRes programme (MRes in Urban Research or MRes Public Policy Research).

Final assessment involves the submission of a thesis of between 70,000 and 100,000 words and an oral examination (viva voce).

Different course options

Full time | University of Glasgow | 3 years | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

14-SEP-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,370

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Our research degree applicants will usually possess a good Master’s degree (or overseas equivalent), with a significant component in urban planning and real estate.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more

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