The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


KNOW Doctoral Training Course launched

2 November 2020

The course, 'Co-producing Doctoral Urban Research in the Global South', invites applications from MPhil/PhD students enrolled at a UK university

KNOW doctoral training

KNOW Doctoral Training Course - Co-producing Doctoral Urban Research in the Global South

·     How can doctoral research contribute to more equal cities?

·     Do you want to learn about collaborating with partners in the global South?

·     What does it mean to work across disciplines and with different forms of knowledge?

·     Do you want to exchange ideas and practices with other doctoral students and researchers?

This online short course has been developed by the Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality programme, led by Prof Caren Levy at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL. 

It will run from 18-21 January 2021 and aims to: 

  • Mobilise urban equality and epistemic justice as critical lenses for engaging with urban development challenges for a diversity of students from universities across the UK; 
  • Provide the space for a critical discussion about the theory and practice of knowledge co-production;   
  • Generate a supportive co-learning environment for students to reflect on the current or potential contributions of knowledge co-production to their doctoral research;  
  • Contribute to the development of a UK Urban Learning Hub which brings together urban researchers who engage with issues of knowledge co-production and urban equality. 


Eligibility criteria 

Applicants are required to: 

  • Be enrolled in a PhD programme at a UK university; 
  • Demonstrate that their doctoral projects show significant interest in, or are already committed to, address issues of one or more of the following concepts and approaches: epistemic justice, co-production and/or urban equality in relation to cities of the global South. 

We particularly encourage applications from first and second-year MPhil/PhD students, but the course is open to everyone.  

Please see the Course Overview, which includes information about the course structure and eligibility criteria.  

Application deadline: Thursday 3rd December 2020

For further details about the course and to download the application form, please visit 


All queries and completed applications should be submitted to