Doctoral Study Beyond the MSc

Four of the MSc students from the 2014/2015 cohort – Jethro Brice, Catherine Midwood, Sam Berlin and Ciara Merrick – have remained in the University of Bristol’s School of Geographical Sciences to embark on PhD study. They recently completed the first year of their PhDs and are preparing to progress from being MPhil students toContinue reading “Doctoral Study Beyond the MSc”

Wukan: Landlessness, Development and Violence in China

By Sam Berlin Violence and civil disturbance seem to be becoming the new normal in China. The downward revision of economic growth rates, protests in Hong Kong, the Tianjin explosions and the recent stock market crash have raised questions about the sustainability of CCP (Chinese Communist Party) rule. However, though instability and even conflict seemContinue reading “Wukan: Landlessness, Development and Violence in China”