Global Urban Research Unit

Postgraduate Research

Postgraduate Research

The Global Urban Research Unit welcomes applications from prospective MPhil and PhD students.

Our host School, Architecture, Planning and Landscape, is recognised as a training outlet by the Economic and Social Research Council and we offer a lively postgraduate research environment.

We welcome applications from students in any of our areas of research expertise but particularly in our core research themes:

You can study on a full-time or part-time basis for the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Support and facilities

All students are assigned two supervisors who will have expertise in your chosen area of research. You'll benefit from regular meetings with your supervisors.

As a full-time postgraduate research student you will also receive:

  • 24 hour access to a dedicated workspace with networked computers
  • support for attending conferences
  • access to printing and photocopying facilities
  • access to the University's award winning library

Postgraduate culture

Our PhD students benefit from an interdisciplinary and dynamic research culture within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape and GURU. You will benefit from:

  • the School seminar series where students, staff and external speakers present their work
  • mini-conferences where you're given the opportunity to present your research to academics and peers
  • Faculty Research Training programme to support and guide the initial stages of your research
  • a dedicated space for less formal interaction (the Green room)

Postgraduate research students

Find out about some of the current and past research projects carried out by our PhD students.

Further information

For further information about studying with us contact the Postgraduate Research Secretary, Marian Kyte, or the GURU Research Director, Geoff Vigar.