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PhD in Environment and Politics

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PhD details

3 to 4 years full-time
6 years part-time

Start date

October 2023
January 2024

(semester dates)

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2023/24 UK fees

2023/24 international fees

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Contact our Graduate Office
+44 (0)1904 323542 uk

This doctoral programme involves interdisciplinary research that cuts across these two disciplines. Students are jointly supervised by a member of the Department of Environment and Geography and the Department of Politics and International Relations. Both Departments have strong research cultures: Environment has a graduate research school of around 40 students and Politics has around 50 research students. 

Previous students have worked on a wide range of topics including:

  • Discursive democracy and the use of fire in forestry management in Queensland
  • The effectiveness of international environmental regimes: the Mediterranean Action Plan
  • Power and common property resources in community forestry in Mexico
  • Institutions in natural resource management: Ecological and Socio-economic Implications for the Management of Valuable Tree Species in Agroforestry Parklands

The Department of Politics and International Relations is a leading centre for teaching and research. Our research is organised across four research clusters, each with a disciplinary focus. Our research clusters are: Comparative Politics and Public Policy; International Studies; Political Economy; and Political Theory.

We offer a wide range of funding to students from the UK and overseas. We have opportunities funded by research councils, the University, and the department as well as opportunities for self-funding students and those with scholarships from their home country.

You can apply for the PhD in Environment and Politics using the online application system. If you've not already done so, please read the application guidance.