Staff / Research Students Seminars

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Simon Dietz TW3 11.01C, Dr Ryan Centner STC.412, Prof Christian Hilber, Dr Felipe Carozzi and Dr Ted Pinchbeck


This course is compulsory on the MPhil/PhD Human Geography and Urban Studies, MPhil/PhD in Economic Geography, MPhil/PhD in Environmental Economics, MPhil/PhD in Environmental Policy and Development and MPhil/PhD in Regional and Urban Planning Studies. This course is available with permission 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 Urbanisation, Planning and Development seminar series. The timing and length of each seminar series vary across research clusters.

Urbanisation, Planning and Development Cluster: *8 x one-and-a-half hour seminars in MT and 8 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: *11 x one-and-a-half hour seminars in MT, LT and ST

*Note that the actual seminar schedule is subject to change due to availability of speakers.


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.

Key facts

Department: Geography & Environment

Total students 2016/17: 15

Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Communication
  • Specialist skills