Not available in 2020/21
Research Seminar on Cities and Space

This information is for the 2020/21 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Suzanne Hall STC S212 and Dr David Madden STC S209


This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in Cities Programme and MPhil/PhD in Sociology. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

For MPhil/PhD students doing research on urban and spatial issues in the Cities Programme/Department of Sociology. If space is available, other graduate students may apply.

Course content

The PhD seminar in cities and space is a graduate seminar is based on discussion of key readings in the fields of urban social theory and spatial analysis. It also provides a forum for discussion of research issues relating to the study of cities and space. In the Michaelmas term we introduce a selection of writings that engage with perspectives in urban studies and critical theory, linking these to corresponding discussions in social theory. In the Lent term we explore methodological orientations to working on, in and for the urban, ranging from approaches to methods and fieldwork to policy interventions.


7 hours and 30 minutes of seminars in the MT. 7 hours and 30 minutes of seminars in the LT.

One 1.5 hour seminar every two weeks in the MT and LT.


This course is not assessed

Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Sociology

Total students 2019/20: 1

Average class size 2019/20: 1

Value: Non-credit bearing

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