The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership

University College London

Applications are invited for our PhD programme, to start in September 2018.

The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership brings together nine of the world’s leading research centres in environmental science. Our partnership provides innovative doctoral training in a multidisciplinary research environment and fosters links between centres of research excellence, spanning NERC’s environmental science remit.

33 PhD studentships are available across a suite of research themes:

  • Biodiversity & Ecology
  • Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Evolution & Adaptation
  • Natural & Biological Hazards
  • Past Life & Environments
  • Solid Earth Dynamics
  • Pan-disciplinary Research 

For a description of each theme and a regularly updated list of potential PhD projects, visit our website:

Application is via an online form on our website:

Deadline for applications: 11am, Monday 8th January 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in February 2018. 

Please note: NERC funding is subject to candidates meeting RCUK eligibility criteria and we especially encourage eligible students from the EU to apply.