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PhD Planning and Environmental Management / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
36 months
Entry requirements
  • First or upper second class honours Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) and
  • Relevant postgraduate qualification, generally a Master degree, with Merit, and a minimum grade of 60% in the dissertation and a minimum average grade of 60% in the taught modules (or international equivalent)

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Programme description

Research programmes are available in areas including Environmental Assessment and Planning, Urban Planning and Regeneration, Urban and Regional Development, Strategic and Local Planning, and Sustainability.

Based on an individual skills audit, students may take course units on planning theory, research design process, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, together with course units that support their specific research specialism that are chosen from the suite of graduate programme course units available within Planning and Environmental Management.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,500
    International students (per annum): £17,000
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,750
    International students (per annum): £8,500

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision, examinations and graduation.

Payment of fees will also entitle you to membership of the Library, the Students' Union and the Athletic Union.


Sources of funding include:

UK Research Councils:

Includes 1+3 and +3 studentships.  Residency eligibility criteria apply.  CASE studentships are normally advertised in January / February on our website and at

In addition, funding is sometimes available from one of the following:

Internal awards are advertised on our funding page from November.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Christopher Kitchen
+44(0)161 275 0807
+44(0)161 275 0421
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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