Research Council Studentships (Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences)

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Earth Sciences, Environmental Risk Management, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Natural Sciences
Type of Award
Research Council
Deadline for applying
None. Open all year.

Award Description

The School has access to a number of UK Research Council grants for doctoral study, through Doctoral Training Partnerships of which it is a member:

  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) grants for students beginning PhD study in Physical Geography, Environmental Health Sciences, or Earth Sciences research groups.
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grants for students undertaking PhD study in Human Geography, including Urban and Regional Studies.
  • Arts and Humanities (AHRC) grants for students undertaking study in relevant aspects of Human Geography.

Projects which will be considered for funding are listed on the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences website.

Value of Award

Full fees plus maintenance grant (UK citizens).

Fees only (non-UK EU citizens).

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should have, or be predicted to obtain, a good undergraduate degree (at least a 2:1 or international equivalent) in a related discipline. For some programmes a Masters degree is also required. EU citizens who have been resident in the UK for 3 years or more may be eligible for the maintenance grant as well as fees.

How to Apply

More information on the scholarships and how to apply is available through the relevant Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) webpages:

NERC CENTA (Central England NERC Training Alliance)

ESRC Midlands Graduate School

AHRC Midlands4Cities


Dr Rosie Day

0121 414 8096