Applications are invited for PhD research in the area of rural geography (farming). The research will be supervised by Dr Steven Emery and focus on the relationship between cultural values and farming practices. In particular, applications are invited on the following topics:
• Agri-Environment Schemes, conservation, environmental and landscape perceptions
• Cooperation and collaboration between farmers (including political organisations)
• Food security and sustainable intensification
• Farming responses to other agricultural and environmental policies or legislation
Proposals that adopt predominantly qualitative or ethnographic approaches will be favoured.
UK and EU applicants may enter the competition for ESRC and / or AHRC scholarships at the University of Birmingham, depending on the specific research topic. A separate application is required for the funding competitions. Deadlines for these are in January (AHRC) and February (ESRC), and applicants interested in applying for such funding must contact the named supervisor and apply for PhD study at Birmingham well ahead of these deadlines. See:
View Website (AHRC)
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.
All theses and dissertations beginning in the spring of 2007 are submitted electronically and are published through the UAB libraries’ digital collections.
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Electronic Submission and Publication
An Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) is the same as its paper counterpart in content and organization and meets the formatting requirements described in the Format Manual for Theses and Dissertations.
It is important to recognize the distinction between electronicsubmission and electronicpublication.
Electronic submission indicates that rather than printing your document and submitting paper copies to the Graduate School, you submit your final document as a PDF file. No paper copies are accepted by the Graduate School or the UAB libraries. Committee members may still, if they choose, require a paper copy for their part of the review process.
Electronic publication is a separate issue and refers to the ways in which your document will be made available to others. This issue may require further consideration. Click here for a discussion of publication and copyright issues.