University of St Andrews

PhD Funding Opportunities

PhD Research Studentships in Department of Geography and Sustainable Development

PhD Supervisor: various

Funding Status: Competitive PhD research studentships (UK/EU students only)

Title:PhD Research Studentships in Geography and Sustainable Development

Description: The Department of Geography and Sustainable Development (DGSD) at the University of St Andrews is offering 2 fully funded, three year PhD research studentships for entry in September 2015. Applications for studentships in all areas of research within the interests of staff in geography and sustainable development will be considered, including:

  • Population, migration and health
  • Cities, neighbourhoods and housing
  • Governance and power
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental change
  • Environmental and natural resource economics

 (for further details please select our Research page)

DGSD is part of the School of Geography and Geosciences and has a thriving postgraduate community, with over 40 research postgraduates at various stages in their research. A further 25+ postgraduates take taught Masters courses annually. We have an excellent research environment, with several major research centres attached to the Department. The Department is very well equipped for a whole range of research in physical and human sciences. All doctoral students belong to a relevant research group and are encouraged to attend regular seminars, participate in the Department’s annual Postgraduate Research Conference, and present their work at national and international conferences.

Funding: Only UK/EU students are eligible to apply. Successful candidates will receive an annual stipend in line with RC-UK rates, and payment of their (UK/EU) tuition fees. Studentships will be awarded on the basis of academic quality and research promise. A Postgraduate Masters degree is not a requirement, but may be an advantage.

How to apply: Applications are invited from outstanding students who hold, or expect to gain, a first or 2:1 degree in Geography or a related/relevant discipline. Expressions of interest must be lodged with Helen Olaez, the DGSD Postgraduate Secretary by 27th February 2015. Please submit your CV and a brief outline (maximum one-page) of the subject area and topic you are interested in studying. Please also indicate which member of staff you think would be a potential supervisor. If you are short-listed,  you can work with them to develop your detailed proposal.

To submit a full application, you will need to access the Application Process webpage, which gives detailed guidance on how to apply.  We also require a detailed research proposal (3-4 A4 pages).  The deadline for full applications is 1st April 2015.

Application Enquiries: contact Helen Olaez, the DGSD Postgraduate Secretary.