Academic and practice backgrounds
We welcome applications from a wide range of subject/disciplinary backgrounds. Many of our students come from backgrounds in either planning and the built environment disciplines, or from social sciences such as geography or politics, but we are happy to consider applicants from beyond these disciplines who have a strong interest in urban issues.
We also recognise the value of practice-based experience, and will consider candidates with substantial experience but less in the way of academic qualifications.
Each application is assessed individually, but as a minimum we normally require:
- A good honours degree and a Masters degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate field. We would normally expect the Masters degree to be at Merit level or above.
- For candidates not educated in majority English-speaking countries, evidence that you meet the University's English Language Requirements for Doctoral study in USP.