International, local and regional economic resilience to Covid-19
PhDs and postgraduate research
Self-funded PhD students only
School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences
October and February
Applications accepted all year round
Applications are invited for a self-funded, 3 year full-time or 6 year part-time PhD project.
The work on this project will:
- Identify varieties of capitalism and welfare regimes that are the most resilient to the Covid-19 economic crisis.
- Identify the local and regional economic and labour market pre-Covid conditions that are associated with greater resistance to the economic and employment impacts of Covid.
- Understand why some local and regional economies display stronger and/or faster recovery following the Covid-19 economic crisis than others.
- Explore the positive and negative economic transformations that have occurred following the Covid-19 economic crisis, e.g. expansion of home-working and flexible work practices, diversification of economies.
Fees and funding
Funding Availability: Self-funded PhD students only
PhD full-time and part-time courses are eligible for the UK Government Doctoral Loan (UK and EU students only).
2020/2021 entry (for October 2020 and February 2021 entries)
Home/EU/CI full-time students: £4,407 p/a
Home/EU/CI part-time students: £2,204 p/a
International full-time students: £16,400 p/a
International part-time students: £8,200 p/a
2021/2022 entry (for October 2021 and February 2022 entries)
Home/EU/CI full-time students: £4,407 p/a*
Home/EU/CI part-time students: £2,204 p/a*
International full-time students: £17,600 p/a
International part-time students: £8,800 p/a
All fees are subject to annual increase. If you are an EU student starting a programme in 2021/22 please visit this page.
*This is the 2020/21 UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) maximum studentship fee; this fee will increase to the 2021/22 UKRI maximum studentship fee when UKRI announces this rate in Spring 2021.
Some PhD projects may include additional fees – known as bench fees – for equipment and other consumables, and these will be added to your standard tuition fee. Speak to the supervisory team during your interview about any additional fees you may have to pay. Please note, bench fees are not eligible for discounts and are non-refundable.
You'll need a good first degree from an internationally recognised university (minimum upper second class or equivalent, depending on your chosen course) or a Master’s degree in a related area. In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or Qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
How to apply
We’d encourage you to contact Professor Donald Houston (email@example.com) to discuss your interest before you apply, quoting the project code.
When you are ready to apply, you can use our online application form.
Make sure you submit a personal statement, proof of your degrees and grades, details of two referees, proof of your English language proficiency and an up-to-date CV. Our ‘How to Apply’ page offers further guidance on the PhD application process.
When applying please quote project code: SEGG5021021