Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Geography, Environment and Development Studies

PhD researchers can specialise in geography, geographical information science, environmental studies, development studies, international childhood studies, or community, youth and voluntary sector studies. Our MPhil/PhD programmes aim to train you to conduct research of the highest academic standard and to make an original contribution to the subject through your research. Our doctoral programme aims to respond to the needs and interests both of students seeking an academic career or other professional employment and of those who wish to pursue a line of intellectual enquiry for its own sake. We aim to recruit both recent graduates and mature students who now have the time to pursue an intellectual enthusiasm, perhaps after a lifetime of professional work. Our students benefit not only from the advisory insight of specialist academics within the department, but also from a wider culture of support and advice from staff and other research students. We see our research students as a central part of our community, who play a key role in the vitality of the wider research process. Those completing our research degrees in the past have often moved on into highly skilled occupations in both the commercial and academic worlds. Research students in GEDS are able to participate in subject-specific doctoral seminars and can attend relevant modules on any of the MSc degrees offered within GEDS as part of their research training. Students also have the opportunity to participate in guest lectures, films and workshops offered both within the department and in wider groupings such as the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, the Institute of Voluntary Action Research, and the London International Development Centre. We offer financial assistance for conference attendance where appropriate.

Sponsorship information

Our School attracts funding for studentships that ensure researchers of the highest standard can pursue their research with us. Find out more about other research funding opportunities at Birkbeck.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 11,995 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 6,050 per Year 1 (International) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,187 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2019 GBP 11,995 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2019 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2019 GBP 6,050 per Year 1 (International) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2019 GBP 2,187 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time April 2019 GBP 11,995 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time April 2019 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time April 2019 GBP 6,050 per Year 1 (International) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time April 2019 GBP 2,187 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 7 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies
Telephone number: 
02070738000