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PhD Planning and Environmental Management

Choose your doctoral focus from a range of specialisms in planning and environmental management.

PhD Planning and Environmental Management / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
PhD
Duration
3 years
Entry requirements
  • A First or Upper Second Class Bachelor's degree (or its international equivalent).
  • A relevant master's degree, with Merit and a minimum average grade of 60% in both the taught course units and your dissertation (or international equivalent of 60%).

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Programme description

PhD Planning and Environmental Management provides a vibrant and nurturing research environment for those who are interested in pursuing research in urban and regional planning; future cities and data analysis; environmental planning and management; environmental impact assessment; green infrastructure, urban design and regeneration; and housing and property development.

Our planning and environmental management research focuses primarily around the making of future cities - embracing issues such as spatial analysis, urban governance and sustainability.

We aspire to create better cities by critically analysing and helping shape better policies for promoting equitable and sustainable cities for future generations.

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), 99% of our department's research activities were considered as internationally recognised, with an exceptionally high proportion (75%) judged to be internationally excellent or world leading.

Our research focuses on the UK, Europe and other international arena such as China and Latin America.

Staff members and research students are also active in engaging with the Manchester Urban Institute , particularly via the Spatial Policy and Analysis Laboratory and the Global Urbanism Research Group .

Postgraduate research students are regarded as an integral part of our research culture, and we recruit high-calibre students from all over the world to join our diverse, multidisciplinary, and international team.

Open days

The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and programmes.

On this day, you will find out more about the School of Environment, Education and Development and our resources, and meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

For more information, see  Open days

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,000
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,000
    International students (per annum): £9,250

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

Payment of tuition fees will also entitle you to membership of The University of Manchester library, the Students' Union and the Athletic Union.

Scholarships/sponsorships

We receive money from a range of sources to help you fund your research and have a range of awards on offer, covering tuition fees and a generous stipend.

Our research students receive funding from a wide range of sources including the Economic and Social Research Council, Engineering and Physical Science Council, China Scholarship Council, Ford Foundation, other international government and bodies funding, as well as The University of Manchester's own studentships. 

Application deadlines for internal funding opportunities are often at the beginning of February for programmes starting the following September. If you're planning to apply for a scholarship or award that is not attached to a particular project, you'll normally need to hold an offer of a place from the University before applying.

Search for current funding opportunities by country and research programme using our database search tool

The UK government has confirmed that doctoral loans will be available for those studying PhDs and equivalent doctoral programmes including professional doctorates from 2018/19. The loan will be for a maximum of £25,000 over the duration of the course.

UK nationals who are ordinarily resident in England, aged 59 or under, who are not already receiving funding via a UK Research Council, are eligible.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Christopher Kitchen
Telephone
+44(0)161 275 0807
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/planning/postgraduateresearch
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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