Staff / Research Students Seminars

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Olmo Silva S506A, Dr Simon Dietz TW3 11.01C and Dr Claire Mercer STC.418


This course is compulsory on the MPhil/PhD in Geography. This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in Regional and Urban Planning Studies. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

For all MPhil/PhD students registered in the Department of Geography and Environment and staff. Other interested students may attend.

Course content

Topical seminar series involving presentations by speakers from both inside and outside the Department on aspects of their own research.


There are three different seminar series taking place regularly throughout the year, organised by each of the three research clusters in the Department of Geography & Environment. The Economic Geography cluster seminar series is organized in conjunction with the Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC); the Environmental Economics & Policy cluster seminar series is organized together with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment; and the Urban/Development seminar series is organized with the Urban Research Centre. The timing and length of each seminar series vary across research clusters.

Urban/Development Cluster: 5 x one-and-a-half hour seminars in MT and 4 x one-and-a-half hour seminars in LT

Economic Geography Cluster: 10 x one-and-a-half hour seminars in MT and 10 x one-and-a-half hour seminars in LT

Environmental Economics and Policy Cluster: a 'brown-bag' seminar series involving speakers from the cluster, meeting up to 5 times in each of the MT and LT, and 3 seminars with external speakers in each of the MT and LT.


This course is not intended as preparation for any particular examination. But, students will find it useful in increasing their awareness of current research and the application of research methods across the discipline. Attendance is strongly recommended.

Key facts

Department: Geography & Environment

Total students 2012/13: Unavailable

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: Non-assessed

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Communication
  • Specialist skills