Sustainable transformations: exploring the links between environmental amenity, social inclusion and economic success in cities
PhDs and postgraduate research
Funded PhD Project (International students only)
School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences
4 May 21
Applications are invited for a fully-funded, 3 year PhD to commence in October 2021.
Candidates applying for this project may be eligible to compete for a Portsmouth Global PhD scholarship. Successful candidates will receive a scholarship to cover tuition fees at an international rate for three years, a stipend in line with the UKRI rate (£15,609 for 2021/22), and one return flight to London during the duration of the course. Bursary recipients will also receive £1,500 for project costs/consumables for the duration of the programme.
The work on this project will
- Assessing the importance of environmental amenity in cities in attracting the creative class and investment in urban development.
- Assessing the importance of environmental amenity in cities in supporting bio-diversity and in improving human health and wellbeing, particularly in deprived neighbourhoods.
- Assessing the distribution of environmental amenity in cities in relation to patterns of social deprivation, and its potential to contribution to gentrification and exclusion.
- Investigate and identify policies that may help increase urban environmental amenity in ways that promote bio-diversity, social inclusion and economic success
You'll need a good first degree from an internationally recognised university (minimum upper second class or equivalent, depending on your chosen course) or a Master’s degree in a related area. In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or Qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
How to apply
We’d encourage you to contact Prof Donald Houston (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your interest before you apply, quoting the project code.
When you are ready to apply, you can use our online application form. Make sure you submit a personal statement, proof of your degrees and grades, details of two referees, proof of your English language proficiency and an up-to-date CV. Our ‘How to Apply’ page offers further guidance on the PhD application process.
When applying please quote project code: SEGG6201021