PhD opportunities

PhD Opportunities

Whether you are looking for a funded project or have sourced your own funding, we are interested in hearing from excellent candidates from a variety of academic backgrounds.

Candidate requirements

We are interested in hearing from excellent candidates (1st, 2.1 or equivalent at undergraduate; merit/distinction at MSc) from a variety of backgrounds including but not limited to geographic information systems, geocomputation, quantitative geography social science (geography, planning, sociology etc), social statistics, computer science, physics or mathematics. 


We have on-going funding opportunities that are tied both to our programmes of research, and also the ESRC North West Social Sciences DTC. There will also be some exciting opportunities within our new ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training Centre. 

There are also opportunities for exceptional candidates wishing to self-fund PhD study. 

Researcher interests

Members of our lab have broad interests, but we are especially interested in hearing from candidates wishing to pursue research in substantive or methodological topics related to: 

  • Big Data
  • City Structure and Dynamics
  • Geodemographics and Social Area Analysis
  • Retail and Business
  • Social and Geographic Network Analysis
  • Social Media
  • Geographic Data Visualisation
  • Transport
  • Wearable Computing/mobile devices
  • Energy
  • Health, Education, Policing
  • Population, Demography and Segregation 

For more information, please contact Alex Singleton.