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Cambridge NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships

Graduate Research Opportunities


The Course Description is "PhD in Earth Sciences"; entering the word Earth in the Course Directory Search should bring this up. 

When prompted in the research section of the on-line application, please make sure that you enter the code(s) and title(s) of the project which you are applying for, as well as the name of the proposed supervisor(s). 

Please remember that, although you may see later dates by which you can apply to enter the course, the deadline for funding by the NERC doctoral training partnership (and for consideration for projects listed by the DTP) for 2024 entry is January 4th at noon.

If you wish to devise your own research project you should also submit a short research proposal which you should already have discussed with one of our staff members.

Click here to start the application process.

Other details about postgraduate training in Earth Sciences are on the department website.

Earth Sciences at Cambridge is one of the leading Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences department in the UK and consistently ranks in the top 5 globally.

It provides a diverse research environment with critical mass across a wide range of geological science research areas. These include major research groups in geophysics, petrology and volcanology, palaeoclimate science, palaeobiology and mineral sciences with much of the research crossing the boundaries between these disciplines. The Department has a particularly strong reputation for quantitative research, reflected by the establishment and hosting of the cross-departmental BP Institute (multi-phase flow) and collaborations/co-appointments with the departments of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, Physics, and Materials Science and Metallurgy. Earth Sciences plays a central role in cross-departmental research including climate-change (Cambridge Centre for Climate Science), CCS research (Cambridge Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage, C4S) and environmental materials and minerals sciences research.

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