The TSU does not offer an independent graduate programme but senior TSU academics are able to supervise students who are admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) programme at the School of Geography and the Environment or other DPhil programmes around the University of Oxford. Prospective graduate students should apply through the School of Geography and the Environment's International Graduate School in the first instance.
Choosing a supervisor
DPhil students are required to identify primary and secondary supervisors. If you wish to work with a member of the TSU you should contact them directly to discuss your proposed topic. The following TSU staff are available as primary DPhil supervisors:
In addition, some members of the School of Geography and the Environment's academic staff have transport interests and may co-supervise with TSU staff if they are interested in the project and are not already oversubscribed in terms of supervision.
Current Doctoral (DPhil) Research Students
The international and interdisciplinary nature of the Transport Studies Unit's science and research is reflected in the range of postgraduate research topics our graduate students undertake:
How is the bike made mobile? Learning from bicycle advocacy in Latin America
A demand atlas for the planning, operations and upgrading of bicycle-sharing systems
Taxi Wars: understanding 'data as governance' in South Africa's transport sector
An exploration of impacts and attitudes towards active transport modes of walking and cycling and how to change them.
Examining Trust in Shared Mobility: The Case of On-Demand Peer-to-Peer Ridesharing in Southeast Asia