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
Closed 25/01/2016 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The School has access to a number of Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) PhD studentships (at UK/EU fee level) to offer for doctoral researchers beginning their PhD research in the Environmental Health Sciences, Geosystems and Water Sciences research groups.

Projects which will be considered for funding are listed on our website.

Depending on the nature of their research project, the School also puts forward candidates for PhD funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Candidates applying for projects advertised under Society, Economy and Environment and Urban and Regional Studies will be considered for these funding opportunities, based on eligibility. The University as a whole has  25 ESRC studentships for fees (at UK/EU rate) and maintenance available for 2015-16.

Value of Award

Fees and maintenance grant.

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.

How to Apply

Projects which will be considered for funding are listed on our website.

The deadline for NERC awards applications is 25th Juanuary 2016. 

The deadline for AHRC applications is the 12th January 2016.

The deadline for ESRC applications is the 19th Febuary 2016.


Doctoral Research Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005