PhD Studentships in Human or Physical Geography/Environmental Science

Queen Mary University of London - School of Geography

The School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) invites applications for fully funded PhD studentships commencing in September 2017.

The studentships are for applicants wishing to undertake a PhD in Human or Physical Geography/Environmental Science on a subject relating to one or more of the School’s four research themes: Culture Space and Power; Earth Surface Science; Economy, Development and Social Justice; and Health, Biosciences and Security.

Studentships may be funded from one of the sources below, dependent upon eligibility and proposed topic. Candidates are strongly advised to make contact with the School and a potential supervisor to discuss these opportunities. For further details of projects and the application process, please see here.

About the School

The School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London is internationally recognised as a centre of research excellence and remains one of the top UK Geography departments in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The School attracts the very best PhD candidates from around the world, and research students are an integral part of its research culture. While very proud of its research achievements, the School is equally proud of its deserved reputation as one of the UK’s friendliest and most supportive Schools of Geography.

ESRC 1+3 or +3 Studentships

The School invites applications for ESRC 1+3 and +3 studentships through the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership, for projects relating to: International Development, Conflict & Human Security, Health, Biopolitics & Social Inequality, and Urbanisation, Social Change & Transformation. Studentships may be either 1+3 (one year MRes followed by three year PhD), or +3 (three year PhD only, available for those with suitable masters-level social science research training). Eligibility is based on UK residency, although non-UK resident EU students may apply for a fees only award. See details on ESRC eligibility. The deadline for submitting application is 5pm, 31st January 2017.

Queen Mary Principal’s PhD Studentships

The School invites applications for Queen Mary Principal’s Studentships for self-defined projects relating to any of the School’s human or physical geography research themes. Applications are also invited for projects that might involve collaboration with other schools within QMUL. These studentships are open to UK, EU and international students and cover fees and maintenance at the Research Council rate for London (currently £16,296). The deadline for submitting application is 5pm, 31st January 2017.

NERC Studentships

The School invites applications for Natural Environment Research Council PhD studentships through the London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership, for projects relating to the School’s Earth Surface Science theme. A collaboration between QMUL and other world leading research centres in London, the DTP is offering 35 four-year studentships across a suite of research areas. See details on NERC eligibility. For more information, including examples of projects available, please see NERC DTP and School of Geography website. Please do not hesitate to contact the named QMUL supervisor to discuss the details of the proposed projects. Applications must be made through the DTP website by 11am on Monday 9th January 2017.

Application process and interviews

We anticipate interviewing short-listed applicants for ESRC and QM Principal’s studentships in mid-February 2017.

For details on how to apply please visit the School website or alternatively you can email: geog-PGadmin@qmul.ac.uk.

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