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Cambridge NERC Doctoral Landscape Awards (Training Partnerships)

Graduate Research Opportunities


The Course Description is "PhD in Zoology"; entering the word Zoology 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 you 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 Zoology are on the department website.

Zoology in Cambridge is a large, multi-disciplinary Department whose members conduct research and teaching in areas ranging from molecular biology to behavioural ecology, evolutionary palaeobiology and conservation science. It has consistently received the highest HEFCE research ratings. The Department has critical mass in seven research groups – animal physiology, behavioural ecology, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology and conservation science, evolution and diversity, and neurobiology – though the work frequently cuts across these areas and involves close collaboration with other departments and organisations. For example the Department was instrumental in establishing the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, which draws together five other departments (Plant Sciences, Geography, Land Economy, the Judge Business School, and the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership) as well as ~400 conservation professionals from 9 leading NGOs and intergovernmental organisations. Other examples include the University’s Strategic Initiatives on Global Food Security, Infectious Diseases and Neuroscience.