We did our MSc at Cardiff University, its a great place to study and as funded PhD studentships are increasingly hard to find we thought we would give any interested readers a heads up on six funded PhD studentships in the School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University:
The School is pleased to be able to offer six funded studentships for doctoral research within the broad areas of planning and human geography. Two of the studentships are funded by the ESRC through its quota system and are available for 1+3 or +3 modes of study. The remaining four School-funded studentships are offered for a three year period and will cover Home / EU fees, provide a bursary of £12,000 per annum and include £2,250 to cover research expenses. Applications from overseas students will be considered for the School studentships but applicants will need to cover the difference between the Home and Overseas fee. While a research-based Masters qualification is desirable for the School studentships, it will be possible to undertake a tailored package of research methods training in the first year of study.
We would 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 five research groups:
- Environment, Society and Space
- Spatial Analysis
- Spatial Planning and City Environments
- Urban and Regional Governance
- Further details on these themes can be found at www.cardiff.ac.uk/cplan/
- Applications should include a covering letter, a 1,000 word research proposal, a CV and the names of two academic referees. The research proposal should provide details of the academic rationale for the research and the proposed research strategy. Applications for the ESRC stundentships should be submitted by email to Blakeley Nixon (firstname.lastname@example.org) 27th March 2009 and for the School studentships to Shelagh Lloyd (email@example.com) by 14th April 2009.
- All applicants will also need to submit a completed University on-line application form for PhD study, which can be found at:
prospective/pg/apply/, by the above deadlines. sendingapplication/index.html
- Interviews for the ESRC studentships will take place the week commencing 31st March and for the School studentships the week commencing 27th April.
- Informal enquiries about these studentships can be made to Paul Milbourne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Details on residency requirements for the ESRC studentships can be found at www.esrc.ac.uk.