Geography, Territorial Planning and Environmental Management

The PhD in Geography, Territorial Planning and Environmental Management aims to promote research in these areas. It is divided into 4 lines of research:
  • It deals with research and analysis of social dynamics and processes (demographic, migratory, economic, cultural and political) in the production of territory at all levels. Interpretation of the social and cultural forms of human occupation of the territory, especially the new urban and rural morphologies, and the historical and current dynamics.
  • This line of research is aimed at analyzing the processes and dynamics of natural systems and the interrelationships between them and the dynamics of change that they involve and affect them. To evaluate the dynamics of global change at all scales in each and every one of the natural systems and as a whole.
  • Line of research that encompasses the principles and elements of territorial planning and management, combining theory and practice. To evaluate and develop planning and management techniques from a multidisciplinary point of view.

  • Research line aimed at the analysis of territorial processes, especially at regional and local level; comparison of territorial dynamics at different scales and locations in order to understand the different processes that can occur. Construction of new methodological analysis tools and new forms of intervention in territorial planning and management.


Phone: 93.403.78.92

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Where: Dept. Geography (3rd floor, office: 3073)

Training Activities Regulations. PhD in Geography, Territorial Planning and Environmental Management.

The doctoral programs include research training - called training activities that do not require structuring in ECTS credits, comprising both transversal and specific training in the field of each program.

The doctoral program in Geography, Territorial Planning and Environmental Management includes a minimum of 150 hours of training for full-time students and 75 hours for part-time students during the first 5 years and until the completion of the doctoral thesis.

20 hours per year of Training Activities for each course enrolled in the doctoral program. Training activities are understood as: Attendance at conferences, courses, seminars, congresses. These hours can be of specific training (all those offered by the PhD program) and also the hours of transversal training (all those that the doctoral student carries out outside the PhD program).


They are considered as training hours:

a.- Participation in the PhD Conferences in Geography, Territorial Planning and Environmental Management.

b.- Participation in Conferences and/or Seminars offered by the doctoral program or the research lines that form it.

c.- Presentation of communications in congresses. A certificate of participation must be requested.

d.- Preparation of journal articles and book chapters. The Program Committee will value this activity.

e.- Stays in research centers. The certificate accrediting the stay must be requested. If applying for the title of international doctor, a minimum stay of 3 months is required, plus authorization from the Doctoral Commission to carry it out.

f.- On-site or virtual courses offered by the UB Doctoral School (Edub). It is important to request a certificate of attendance.

g.- Conferences, courses, seminars offered by other universities or organizations. It is important to request the certificate of attendance.





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