Physical Geography / Environmental Science PhD Opportunities
Cambridge NERC Earth Systems Science Doctoral Training Programme
Research groups, themes and PhD topics
Physical Geography/Environmental Science research at the Department of Geography/Scott Polar Research Institute consists of two overlapping research groups: Environmental Systems and Processes and Glacial and Quaternary Science, each further divided into three themes. Many academic staff within these groups have advertised PhD topics under the umbrella of the new interdisciplinary, interdepartmental Cambridge Earth System Science Doctoral Training Programme (DTP). Prospective students who wish to apply for an advertised topic are asked to browse the DTP website and identify the topic or topics that they wish to apply for.
The DTP has divided all its PhD topics across all Departments into three themes:
Note that members of the Department of Geography/Scott Polar Research Institute have PhD topics spread across all three themes. You can browse the DTP PhD topics by Department, and also by supervisor.
If you have other ideas for a specific PhD topic that falls within the interests of any member of the Physical Geography/Environmental Science research groups of the Department of Geography/Scott Polar Research Institute, then we would be pleased to discuss them with you. To find out more about the advertised topics or to discuss your own research ideas with a potential supervisor, please contact the relevant supervisor by e-mail.
(Please see the application information at the bottom of this page)
NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data, Risk and Environmental Analytical Methods
The deadline for applications for admission for October 2017 will be in late February 2017 (date to be confirmed).
For information about the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data, Risk and Environmental Analytical Methods visit http://www.dream-cdt.ac.uk/studying/application/
There is a full list of available projects and information on how to apply. A total of 10 fully funded studentships will be available to those eligible for NERC funding.
Enquiries, applications and admissions
We welcome enquiries and applications from those with backgrounds in Physical Geography or Environmental Science, or in any other related and relevant discipline (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Climatology, Computing, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Oceanography or Physics). Applicants should hold, or expect shortly to obtain, at least an Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent.
- UK / EU nationals who wish to be considered for a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) studentship. Deadline: Wednesday, 4 January 2017. (Cambridge Home and European Scholarship Scheme). If you would like to be considered for a NERC studentship please contact Mrs Gae Matthews (Graduate Administrator). You will be asked to complete a short form to register your interest.
- Non UK nationals who wish to be considered for a scholarship administered by the University of Cambridge for an October 2017 start: Deadline: Wednesday, 7 December 2016 for students from all countries. USA applicants who want to be considered for GATES will need to apply by Wednesday, 12 October 2016.
- Applicants who has secured full funding already, please apply as soon as possible and by the overall, final deadline for all PhD applications, which is 15 March 2017 for October 2017 start.
There is information about how to apply for PhD on the Geography website. All applications must be made via Graduate Admissions Office using the on-line process. On your application form, please indicate if you are applying for an advertised topic or topics (give the topic number and title), or your own topic. Please specify the correct supervisor(s) and whether you wish to be considered for a studentship/scholarship.