PhD Studentships

University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge – British Antarctic Survey

Starting in October 2017

The Cambridge Earth System Sciences (ESS) NERC DTP provides PhD training across NERC science. Embedded in the outstanding research environment of the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), it is organised around three major research themes: Solid Earth, Climate and Biology.

The CambridgeESS DTP is offering more than 15 fully-funded PhD studentships to start in October 2017. Hosting partners in Cambridge are:

  • The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
  • The Department of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • The British Antarctic Survey
  • The Department of Chemistry
  • The Department of Earth Sciences
  • The Department of Geography
  • The Department of Plant Sciences
  • The Department of Zoology

Students in the CambridgeESS cohort engage in research projects of global significance across the physical, chemical and biological sciences, and graduate with strong numerical and modelling skills. A network of links within national and international science, industry and government prepares students to become leaders in their chosen fields.

Applicants should have:

For more details on the University’s academic requirements see

UK and EU students who meet the RCUK residency requirements will be eligible for a full NERC studentship. Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award. For full details on eligibility see

For a full list of projects and information on how to apply see the CambridgeESS DTP website at  The application deadline is Wednesday 4 January 2017. If you are interested in working with a particular supervisor or on a particular topic, please see our searchable list of projects at