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Queen's University Belfast

Belfast , Northern Ireland ,United Kingdom

Planning PhD

The discipline of Planning is 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.

Mode of study/duration

Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil (or part-time equivalent).

Campus Information

Belfast

STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES Across health sciences laboratories, business, engineering and computing. Including a financial Trading Room with Bloomberg terminals, interdisciplinary health and life sciences research facilities and innovative engineering hubs.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Provisional/Unconditional Offer
90 Days
Visa Process
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The Queen’s Careers Team are here to support students and graduates with all aspects of career planning and decision making.

We’ll help you set career goals, communicate your worth to employers and equip you with the skills you need to stand out in the competitive global job market. The skills we help you build, will benefit you forever.

What type of support do we offer?
We can help you with everything from building a career plan to engaging with employers, refining your CV or perfecting an application.

We can also support you to secure placements, work experience or study abroad opportunities. Our diverse range of employability programmes and events are designed in consultation with industry to help you lead, achieve, develop and succeed.

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SUPPORT FOR GRADUATES
Have you graduated recently? Have a look at our graduate resources, such as recorded webinars from our recent Gradfest events and GradGuides, to help you achieve your personal development goals and enjoy career success.

Access our services
In the below sections, you’ll find online tools and resources to help with your career planning, along with information advice and support on a host of careers-related topics. Can’t find what you need

Take part in an event or programme 
From employer panels to Careers fairs, discover our virtual activities for autumn 2020

Access advice on CVs and Interviews
From writing the perfect cover letter to nailing a virtual interview, we're here to support you through the job application process.

Find a job through MyFuture
Whether you want to find part-time work on campus, an internship or a graduate role, MyFuture is your go-to jobs board.

Develop your employability
We have collated a range of online resources to help you develop and enhance the skills that employers are looking for.

Make your extra-curricular activities count with DegreePlus
Our employability award lets you gain recognition for work-related experience you gain during your time at Queen's.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years PSW is applicable after the course completing (Bachelors level or above)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Graduate
The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in Speaking and Listening and a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, is required. Taken within the last 2 yrs.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 52380 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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