Research Project Seminar

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Olmo Silva STC 5.06A, Prof Simon Dietz, Dr Kasia Paprocki and Prof Claire Mercer


This course is compulsory on the MPhil/PhD in Economic Geography, MPhil/PhD in Environmental Economics, MPhil/PhD in Environmental Policy and Development, MPhil/PhD in Human Geography and Urban Studies and MPhil/PhD in Regional and Urban Planning Studies. This course is not available as an outside option.

Attendance is compulsory for all MPhil/PhD students in the Department of Geography and Environment, unless a student is conducting approved fieldwork.

Course content

Presentations by research students of aspects of their own research, stressing problems of theory, methodology and techniques. These will either be scheduled in person, on campus; or in live online meetings.


A series of workshops, running throughout the year, organised by each of the three research clusters in the Department of Geography & Environment (Economic Geography; Environmental Economics & Policy; Urbanisation, Planning and Development).

Formative coursework

All students attending this course will be required to present their own research once each year.


This course is not intended as preparation for any particular examination.

Course selection videos

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Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 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 differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching 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: Geography & Environment

Total students 2020/21: 17

Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Communication
  • Specialist skills