PhD scholarship Research into Human Dimensions of Urban Water Security

Ref: PhDFET25713          

£13,760 stipend per annum, starting October 2013

This scholarship is funded by the Lloyds Register Foundation International Water Security Network and is part of an interdisciplinary research project. The student(s) appointed will be expected to play a significant role in interacting with the wider project and contributing to the overall programme of work.

Possible topics for studentships that would fit within the broader global research network include:

  • Determinants of water consumption behaviour in cities
  • Understanding and managing water-energy relations (the ‘water-energy nexus’) in port cities
  • Socio-legal foundations of the near-inshore marine and estuarine environment
  • Engineering cities for surface water management (water sensitive cities)
  • Factors influencing water security in developing areas

The scholarship is available from 1 October 2013 and consists of an annual stipend of £13,760, subject to satisfactory progress. In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for 3 years (Home/EU rates only). Applicants normally required to cover overseas fees will be required to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates (approximately £7,565 per annum).

Applicants must have a first class or upper second class honours degree in geography, sociology, economics, environmental science, transport studies or other relevant discipline. Candidates would normally be expected to hold a Master’s degree in a relevant area by 1 September 2013.

Prospective candidates wishing to informally discuss an application should contact Dr Chad Staddon

For further information and how to apply visit the apply button below.

Closing date: 5pm, 2nd September 2013

UWE is an equal opportunities employer.

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