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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Queen's University Belfast

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

OVERVIEW

The discipline of Planning PhD is now located in the School of Natural and Built Environment. In recent years the performance of the discipline has been quite exceptional in a range of surveys, e.g. National Student Survey, Times Higher Education Survey and Guardian League Table. Given this, Planning at Queen’s is very highly ranked within the UK's Russell Group Universities.

Our research programme is based on the concept of spatial planning and whilst our empirical work is partly grounded in the region, it is built on strong international, interdisciplinary and theoretical references. Our particular strength is the staff team who have built a track record in scholarly and applied research and a wide-ranging portfolio of publications, research grants and Doctoral studentships. Planning academics have built an international reputation and attracted a stream of major research funding linked to our main areas. We value the connection between our research and teaching programmes and the application of our empirical work in a learning environment, and continues to innovate and develop teaching programmes to reflect a rapidly changing market place, problem and policy context and changes in professional standards.

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS: There is significant flexibility regarding start dates for postgraduate research programmes, subject to prior agreement with primary supervisor. Candidates should contact Admissions should they wish to revise their PhD programme start date.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Queen's University Belfast

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Queen’s is a lively, international and diverse campus with global recognition. It currently has over 3,000 international students from 80 different countries.
The university provides a high level of support on UK student visas to help students make a smooth transition from their home country to life in Belfast.
Queen's offers international students a dedicated pre-semester and engagement programme on arrival.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    141 67%

    23rd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    51st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    64th

    27

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