Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ph.D. Programme in Urban and Local European Studies in Milan


FOUR (4) scholarships to attend the three year Ph.D. Programme in Urban and Local European Studies (URBEUR) at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of  Milano Bicocca.

The Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Milan – Bicocca, Italy, is offering 4 Ph.D. scholarships to attend its Ph.D. Programme in Urban and Local European Studies, a European doctoral programme that is networked with a number of outstanding European Universities: SciencesPo Paris, London School of Economics, Humboldt Universit√§t Berlin, King’s College London, Universitat de Barcelona.
The URBEUR European doctoral programme aims to serve as a benchmark for excellence in urban studies. URBEUR offers scholars, researchers and professionals a programme of study designed to deliver a broad and thorough grounding in the field along with the skills to develop a specific areas of expertise. Special emphasis is placed on the acquisition of interdisciplinary competences.
Intensive teaching classes and seminars are designed to provide:
  • in-depth knowledge of the social sciences, focusing in particular on new theoretical and research directions in urban sociology, the transformations of local and national welfare systems, globalisation processes and their impact on cities, the new inequalities, urban segregation, and urban policies in general;
  • advanced quantitative and qualitative methodological skills, suitable for conducting territorial comparative research; 
  • acquisition of language skills to perform at a professional level in a global environment.
Co-tutorships and Joint degrees with partner universities as well as long term research stays at European universities are encouraged.
The majority of instruction will be in English. Tuitions fees are very low and scholarships are adequate to cover living expenses in Milan. Scholarships will be augmented by 50% for authorized research periods spent abroad.

Application Deadline: September 10, 2012 

For more information write to Marianna d’Ovidio  or visit URBEUR website:
The University of Milano-Bicocca website provides general guidelines regarding Ph.D. programmes: