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Centre for Spatial Analysis & Policy – PhD projects

The Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy supports wide-ranging research interests in quantitative geography. In particular research interests include population dynamics, migration, geodemographics, retailing, crime,education and health. We have specific expertise in analysis and modelling methods including microsimulation, agent-based modelling, spatial interaction models, AI techniques, demographic estimation and projection, and applications of GIS. A list of academic staff in the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy and their research interests can be found here

Applications to do postgraduate research in any of these areas are welcome.  You can submit your own research proposal or contact staff to discuss the projects below. Most projects do not have funding attached so you will need to already have secured funding or to apply separately for suitable funding/scholarships. Possible funding sources are listed here.

Many projects in the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy are suitable for ESRC Advanced Quantitative Scholarship funding (UK/EU applicants only).  The ESRC White Rose DTP is offering up to 4 AQM scholarships  for study from September/October 2018.  You should submit a PhD application to the School of Geography in the first instance and then an ESRC scholarship application by 24 January 2018.

If you would like to apply for any of the projects below or with your own research proposal, please contact the relevant member(s) of academic staff.  PhD applications are accepted all year round however, if you are also applying for funding, please note the scholarship deadline and submit your PhD application  in advance to allow time for it to be processed.

Funded projects/opportunities

Unfunded projects