Within the School of Social Sciences, our town and regional planning academics join our architecture academics in sharing an ethos based upon Geddesian dialogues between theory and practice, localism and the international, the synoptic view and specialism. To read more, please visit our Architecture and Urban Planning research pages.

Current research includes work on the following:

  • zero carbon building and energy networks
  • the environmental performance of buildings
  • the environmental assessment of regions
  • planning, sustainable place-making and community engagement
  • social mobilities and spatial inequalities
  • urban culture and society
  • urban theory, history and subjectivities
  • building design in the landscape

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

English language requirements

IELTS (overall)

6.5

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Writing

6.5

We also accept other English language qualifications (updated August 2020)

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you are a national of certain countries.

Don't meet the English language requirements?

English language programmes

Prepare for university study and benefit from extra English tuition with an English language programme.

PhD fees

Applying for a research degree

Use UCAS Postgraduate to apply for a research degree. Please read the guidance on filling in your UCAS Postgraduate application before proceeding with your application.

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PhD opportunities

View PhD opportunities on the School of Social Sciences website

Learn about our Doctoral training programmes

Contact

Dr Janet Liao
Director of Doctoral Studies
+44 (0)1382 384928
PhD-SocialSciences@dundee.ac.uk

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.