Cardiff School of Planning and Geography PhD Studentships
Reference Number: R1116
Key Studentship Information
The School of Planning and Geography have up to four full time PhD studentships available to start in January 2014.
The studentships are not subject specific and we encourage applications from planners, human geographers and other social and environmental scientists. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposed research connects with the priority research themes of the School’s four research groups.
Applicants are also encouraged to contact any prospective supervisors prior to making an application.
The awards will provide funding for the three years of a PhD, and assumes that the applicant will already have had research training from an MSc degree or extensive research experience. The awards are available for both UK/EU and Overseas applicants.
School of Planning and Geography
The School of Planning and Geography (CPLAN) will be the home school for these studentship positions. CPLAN is the largest planning school in the UK and takes a wide definition of planning which encompasses the policy areas of economic development, environment, housing, urban design, transport, health as well as land-use planning. The School strives to be a centre of excellence in research, teaching and policy and practice associated with the planning and management of cities and regions.
Start Date: January 2014
Studentships will cover the full cost of the candidate's tuition fees and provide a doctoral stipend of £12,000 per year. Students also have access to an annual expenses account to fund Research expenses, such as conference attendance and fieldwork expenses. Students have access to £750 per year in years 1 and 2, and £375 in year 3.
Academic Criteria: Candidates should hold a first Class Honours degree or a 2.1 plus a postgraduate Masters degree at Distinction level in a relevant social science discipline (or their equivalents).
Residency: Studentships are open to all students of any nationality without restrictions (UK/EU and International).
Evidence of English language is usually required of international students. Arrangements should be made at the nearest British Council office to take an English Language Test (ELTS test), or another appropriate test e.g. TOEFL. We look for the following standard: IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 with at least a score of 7.0 in the writing section, and no less than a score of 6.0 in other sections.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete and submit the following documentation by the deadline of 4pm GMT on Friday 8th November. Note that the deadline is absolute and applications received after this specified date will not be accepted.
- A completed application form for admission to doctoral study in the School of Planning and Geography – January 2014 start – submitted to the Academic Registry via the online admissions portal.
- Covering Letter – to support your application.
- 1,000 word Research Proposal – the proposal should provide details of the academic rationale for the research and the proposed research strategy. We suggest that you use the following four headings in your research proposal: Aims and purpose of the research, Overview of the academic literature relevant to your field, Proposed Methodology; and Academic contributions of your research.
- A CV
The covering letter, research proposal and CV should all be submitted as an emailed attachment to Sian Moseley (MoseleySE@cardiff.ac.uk) by the deadline above.
Application Deadline: 16.00 GMT on Friday 8th November 2013
For more information please contact Dr Andrew Kythreotis on KythreotisA@cardiff.ac.uk or 029 20876063.