PhD opportunities and research topics

Self-funded Studentships

Self funded projects:

We have a number of self-funded PhD projects available for Geography. Project descriptions can be found at Swansea Science DTC Projects in Geography

Environmental Dynamics

Global Environmental Modelling and Earth Observation

Migration, Boundaries and Identity

Members of this group are also interested in supervising PhDs on the following topics:

  • Children's experiences of migration
  • Counter-urbanization and counter-cultural migration
  • Forced migration, labour migration, and 'mixed flows'
  • Gender and migration
  • Geographies and spaces of national identify
  • Governance of international migration
  • Migrant rights
  • UK and European asylum and migration policies

Social Theory and Urban Space

Members of this group are interested in supervising PhDs on the following topics:

  • Cinematic space and cinematic cities
  • Cities and urban theory
  • Consumerism and consumer culture
  • Cultural politics and performance
  • Regional economic development
  • Social and spatial theory (especially poststructuralism)
  • The use of urban space