There are a variety of opportunities to join our lab.


We have an exciting MSc in Geographic Data Science.


We are interested in hearing from excellent candidates [1st, 2.1 (or equivalent) at undergraduate] from a variety of backgrounds including but not limited to GIS, geocomputation, quantitative geography social science (geography, planning, sociology etc), social statistics, computer science, physics or mathematics.

We have on-going funding opportunities that are tied both to our programmes of research, and also the ESRC North West DTC. For more information, please get in touch with Alex Singleton (

There are also opportunities for exceptional candidates wishing to self-fund PhD study.

Members of our lab have broad interests, but we are especially interested in hearing from candidates wishing to pursue research in substantive or methodological topics related to:

  • “Big Data”
  • City Structure and Dynamics
  • Geodemographics and Social Area Analysis
  • Retail and Business
  • Social and Geographic Network Analysis
  • Social Media
  • Geographic Data Visualisation
  • Transport
  • Wearable Computing / mobile devices
  • Energy
  • Health, Education, Policing
  • Population, Demography and Segregation

Post Doctorate

We advertise for postdoctoral researcher roles reasonably frequently, and these are typically detailed on our blog, or promoted through our Twitter feed. However, we also welcome contact from externally funded researchers who may wish to visit GDSL for a duration of time.


Teaching from members of GDSL is embedded within the programmes of the Department of Geography and Planning. You can find out about these here.


Researchers If you are interested in visiting GDSL for a research visit we have space available to accommodate you. Please get in touch with us!