|Application deadline:||None, but early application advised|
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|Start date:||September 2013|
|Duration full-time:||36 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Project type:||Open, Predefined|
The School offers postgraduate research opportunities leading to PhD degrees across the whole range of its research activities, with funding coming from a variety of sources, including national research councils, School scholarships and industry.
Postgraduate students joining the School benefit from a thriving research community, expert supervision, dedicated training programmes and the opportunity to participate in research seminars and discussions with academic staff. All postgraduate students are provided with dedicated workspaces and have access to excellent computing and laboratory facilities.
Key facts Type of Course: Doctoral research
Duration: PhD: 3 years full-time; MPhil: 1 year full-time
Start date: September 2011
Research interests of staff
* Cultural and political geography; the symbolic role of space and nature in the construction of nationhood and national identities, particularly in Russia, Germany and the United States; the history and current renaissance of geopolitics; space and neo-conservatism after the Cold War; the political aesthetics of landscape representation in the visual arts; landscape as a genre in Stalinist Socialist Realism (1930s1950s). Contact: Professor Mark Bassin
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3878
* Environmental hydrology, particularly floodplain wetlands, permeable catchments, soil-water fluxes in macro-porous soils, and hydroecology of tropical floodplains. Contact: Dr Chris Bradley
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8097
* Service sector geographies; business & professional services; business knowledges; offshoring; expertise-driven economies, emotional labour and various forms of service work; manufacturing competitiveness; industrial design; third sector geographies; alternative forms of finance; sustainable urban development. Contact: Dr Chris Bradley
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8097
* Service sector geographies; business & professional services; business knowledges; offshoring; expertise-driven economies, emotional labour and various forms of service work; manufacturing competitiveness; industrial design; third sector geographies; alternative forms of finance; sustainable urban development. Contact: Professor John Bryson
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5549
* Geographies of energy (especially: social equity, security of supply, oil/gas pipelines, climate change mitigation and adaptation); Post-industrial urban geography and demography gentrification and reurbanisation; Architectural geography, flexibility and the built environment of the inner-city more generally; Geographical focus on Southern, Central and Eastern Europe. Contact: Dr Stefan Buzar (Bouzarovski)
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2943
* Numerical modelling of micro- and meso-scale meteorological and climatological processes; urban heat island and climate change; air pollution and climate in urban street canyons; computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of wind around buildings; large-eddy simulation of atmospheric turbulence and dispersion of air pollutants; boundary-layer meteorology; air pollution meteorology. Contact: Dr Xiaoming Cai
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5533
* The impact of weather and climate change on the built environment, with particular reference to transport. Contact: Dr Lee Chapman
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7435
* Environmental governance (particularly how formal and informal rules, processes and behaviours within organisations affect environmental policymaking/environmental policy outcomes); the evolution of EU environmental policy; the constraints upon and opportunities for territorial economic development in the UK and Mediterranean states; EU political procedures and policy-making; and the interdisciplinary relationships between political science and political geography. Contact: Dr Julian Clark
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6262/5544 (main office)
* Internationalisation of services, , with particular reference to business and professional services; services and economic/urban restructuring in East and Southeast Asia; services trade and investment and the global economy. Contact: Professor Peter Daniels
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5537
* Public understanding and experience of environment and health risks; environmental inequalities/environmental justice in terms of how these notions may be conceptualised and how inequalities in environmental experiences come about; older people's practices with respect to nature, local environment and sustainability; urban environmental policy and environmental service provision. Contact: Dr Rosie Day
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5531/5544 (main office)
* Quaternary environmental change, particularly pollen and non-siliceous micro and environmental archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean; tephrology, in tephrochronology, tephra geochemistry and the impact of volcanic eruptions in distal areas. Contact: Dr Warren Eastwood
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8079
* Speleothems and climate change; aqueous geochemistry in relation to weathering reactions and hydrology in glacial and riverine environments (Iceland, Himalayas); experimental studies of mineral-water interactions; carbonate geochemistry in ancient glacial environments. Contact: Professor Ian Fairchild
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 4181
* Hydroclimatology, particularly synoptic to micro-climatological impacts on surface waters; meltwater generation and drainage within glacierised basins; techniques for environmental data analysis and simulation modelling. Contact: Dr David Hannah
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6925
* Urban regeneration; qualitative GIS; mobile methods; sustainable urban development; performativity and non-representational theory. Contact: Dr Phil Jones
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5546
* Remote sensing of global precipitation; precipitation characteristics and comparison with surface rainfall measurements. Contact: Dr Chris Kidd
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8146
* Fluvial processes, especially river erosion and channel hydraulics; Fine sediment transport dynamics in river systems; Urban river water quality; Recent climate change and river floods; Environmental Impact Analysis applied to rivers.| Contact: Dr Damian Lawler
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5532
* Freshwater ecology; invertebrate ecology; algal biodiversity; biofilm development; trophic interactions; food webs. Contact: Dr Mark Ledger
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5540
* Hydroecology of alpine and Arctic streams, riverine community deveopment following glacial recession and disturbance; the ecology of glacier-fed streams. Contact: Dr Sandy Milner
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8098
* Post-Soviet transition (the spatialities of changing social and economic circumstances) and the historical and cultural geography of Soviet Russia; geographies of imprisonment; geographies of HIV/AIDS. Contact: Dr Dominique Moran
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8013
* Environmental risk decision-making, including public engagement and development of analytic-deliberative processes; understanding public risk concerns and risk communication; understanding expert risk cultures and their impact on decision-making. Contact: Professor Judith Petts
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8143
* Biogeochemistry of river and wetland ecosystems in the context of diffuse pollution control and climate change; experimental and field studies; microbial ecology related to nitrogen and carbon cycling. Contact: Professor Gilles Pinay
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5518/5544 (main office)
* The social and economic costs of transition in post-Soviet Russia and Ukraine; the development of coping tactics in response to economic marginalisation; state-society relations and welfare reform in post-Soviet regions; the role of social capital and informal economies in negotiating economic uncertainty in everyday life; the post-release experience of Gulag survivors; northern restructuring and the use of geography as a welfare tool. Contact: Dr John Round
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5530
* Palaeoecology, with reference to invertebrates; palaeolimnological studies of human impact on water bodies; impact assessment and conservation; biogeographical analysis of plant and animal distributions. Contact: Dr Jonathan Sadler
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5776
* Fluvial sedimentology and geomorphology; geophysical techniques. Contact: Dr Greg Sambrook-Smith
Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8023
* Social and quantitative geography: racial, ethnic, multi-racial/mixed ethnic and religious communities and identities; census geographies and the social use/misuse of statistics in Britain and America. Contact: Dr Jo Southworth
Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8022
* The dynamics of local economies; the theory of the firm; enterprise and entrepreneurship; new regionalism and endogenous growth theory; manufacturing industry and labour market dynamics. Contact: Professor Michael Taylor
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5535
* Cultural Climatology, Atmospheric Management, Road Weather Forecasting, Environmental Art & Adaptation to Climate Change. Contact: Professor John E Thornes
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5556
* Renewable energy; social and societal aspects of deployment; Spatial analysis in environmental policy evaluation; the spatial planning of multifunctional land use and ecosystem services delivery. Contact: Dr Dan van der Horst
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5525
* Past and future climate change; statistical modelling and numerical simulations from regional to global scales. Contact: Dr Marin Widmann
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5520
To gain admission to a research degree programme (with the exception of the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medicine (MD)) an applicant must comply with the following entry requirements:
* Attainment of an Honours degree (normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent) in a relevant subject awarded by an approved university, or
* Attainment of an alternative qualification or qualifications and/or evidence of experience judged by the University as indicative of an applicants potential for research and as satisfactory for the purpose of entry to a research degree programme.
* Admission and registration for a research degree programme may be conditional on satisfactory completion of preliminary study, which may include assessment.
* In some cases you will also need to have completed a Masters degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.
* Entry onto many programmes is highly competitive, therefore we consider the skills, attributes, motivation and potential for success of an individual when deciding whether to make an offer.
* Specific entry requirements are given for each programme. Any academic and professional qualifications or industrial experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases form an integral part of the entrance requirements. If your qualifications are non-standard or different from the entry requirements stated in the online prospectus, please contact the relevant school or department to discuss whether your application would be considered.
* After we have received your application you may, if you live in the UK, be invited for an interview or to visit us to discuss your application.
English language requirements
* IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band;
* TOEFL IBT 93 with no less than 20 in any band
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||93|
We are eligible to receive studentships from NERC and ESRC ('1+3'. +3 and CASE/ESRC and NERC/ESRC). We also offer a number of our own postgraduate studentships, available to both home and overseas students. For more information contact the School directly or email: email@example.com|.
International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
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