Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership

ESRC-funded PhD studentships

Geography at the Open University (OU), is currently inviting expressions of interest for the ESRC-funded PhD studentship as part of the Grand Union DTP (The Open University, Oxford University and Brunel University. More details on the call are available here and the Grand Union DTP website


The eligibility requirements are available here:


Prospective students should have a strong background in one or more of the following: Area Studies, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Urban Studies.

The supervisory expertise and interests in Geography are:

  • Culture and the environmental change in the Anthropocene 
  • Finance, space and power
  • Global environmental governance and policy
  • Migration and mobilities
  • Place, space and belonging
  • Visual and sonic cultures: theory and method

Please contact: Pathway lead, Dr Gunjan Sondhi (