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Physical Geography / Environmental Science PhD Opportunities

Physical Geography / Environmental Science PhD Opportunities

NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data, Risk and Environmental Analytical Methods

The call for applications to the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data, Risk and Environmental Analytical Methods is now open. Students wishing to study for a PhD on this programme should visit
http://www.dream-cdt.ac.uk/studying/application/ [1] for the 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.

The deadline for applications is Friday 26th February 2016.

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.

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, 6 January 2016. (You can also be considered for Cambridge Home and European Scholarship Scheme (CHESS) award). If you would like to be considered for a NERC studentship please contact Ms Gae Matthews (Graduate Administrator). You will be asked to complete a short form to register your interest.
    Please note that the deadline for applications to the Cambridge Earth System Science Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) for October 2016 admission was 6 January 2016
  • Non UK nationals who wish to be considered for a scholarship administered by the University of Cambridge for an October 2015 start: Deadline: Wednesday, 2 December 2015 for students from all countries. USA applicants who want to be considered for GATES will need to apply by Wednesday, 14 October 2015.
  • 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 Thursday, 31 March 2016 for October 2016 start.

There is information about how to apply for PhD on the Geography website. All applications must be made via Graduate Admissions using the on-line process. On your application form, please indicate if you are applying for an advertised topic or topics, or your own topic. Please specify the correct supervisor(s) and whether you wish to be considered for a studentship/scholarship.