LISS DTP CASE PhD - Brownfield land social impact

Scholarship overview

  • Degree level

    Postgraduate doctoral

  • Value

    The studentship includes funding for Home tuition fees and a stipend of £20,622 per annum

  • Number of awards


  • Academic year


  • Tuition fee status

    Home, Overseas

  • Mode of study

    Full time, Part time

  • Available to

    Prospective students

  • Application deadline


  • Additional information

    Scholarship page

  • Available to applicants in the following departments

    • Aeronautics
    • Bioengineering
    • Brain Sciences
    • Centre for Environmental Policy
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Computing
    • Design Engineering
    • Earth Science and Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Immunology and Inflammation
    • Infectious Disease
    • Institute of Clinical Sciences
    • Life Sciences
    • Materials
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Medicine
    • Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction
    • National Heart and Lung Institute
    • Physics
    • School of Public Health
    • Surgery and Cancer

Eligibility criteria

We expect candidates to hold, or achieve by the start of the programme, a Master's degree (at distinction or at high merit level) in addition to a Bachelor's degree with a UK First- or Upper Second-Class honours grade or equivalent in a relevant discipline, including social sciences, life science or quantitative or qualitative science subject. Candidates must have covered at least three of the four major ESRC core research methods areas - social theory, qualitative methods, quantitative methods, and research design - in level 7 (Master's) modules. In some cases, professional experience can be considered to supplement or substitute academic qualifications.

This studentship is only available to candidates who are eligible for home tuition fee status (i.e., UK Nationals or those with (pre-)settled status, or indefinite leave to remain). Applicants from overseas will be considered if they are able to cover the difference between home and international costs however, the LISS DTP will only award 5 International CASE studentship awards in the overall 2024 entry round.


Please note: This scholarship is not available to continuing students.

Course specific information

Social and population health impacts of neighbourhood changes after redevelopment of contaminated brownfield land The aim of this PhD research project is to create new scientific evidence on social and public health changes arising from the remediation of contaminated brownfield sites and their redevelopment. Transforming brownfield land into residential housing helps with sustainable development by conserving green belts, and addresses the rising housing demand, especially for affordable housing. When redevelopment is poorly planned, it can lead to issues around gentrification, and social segregation. This PhD project will identify and describe the impact of brownfield redevelopment on indicators of social and public health changes. Information on sociodemographic characteristics and indicators of health will be collected at neighbourhood level, before and after redevelopment for specific case study areas. The project will identify case study areas which used to be heavily contaminated, are in deprived areas, and have recently been cleaned-up and redeveloped into housing. These areas will be studied in detail to understand whether social and public health changes have occurred after their remediation and redevelopment using spatial and temporal models. Further details about this PhD research programmes can be found on the LISS DTP website. Successful candidates are expected to start their studentship on 1st October 2024.

Application process

Please apply via

Please complete both the Imperial College London application form and the LISS DTP CASE studentship application form.

Both forms should be completed electronically and e-mailed to Applicants should also complete the Diversity Monitoring Form available at



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