PhD Studentship: GuanD_U18DEV Climatic Changes and Pathways of Low Carbon City Developments

University of East Anglia - School of International Development

Start Date: October 2018

Supervisor: Primary supervisor Prof Dabo Guan

Project description:

The Studentships will be available under the Scheme to applicants who, in their research proposal, demonstrate academic excellence in areas relevant to the field of climate change and environmental or ecological economics. The studentships will be based in the School of International Development.

The studentship will be funded by the Social Science Faculty. The successful candidate would work with Dabo Guan, Professor of Climate Change Economics. Please see our International Development Research Areas and Academic Profiles for more details, and for the research interests of individual members of staff.

The Studentship covers tuition fees, a tax-free maintenance grant (£14,777 per year), and a research training support grant. UK/EU and international students are welcome to apply and the fee difference would be included in the award.

Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates should hold, or expect to hold, a minimum of at least a 2.1 (upper second class) undergraduate degree. Candidates will be asked to participate in an interview, which could take place via telephone or Skype as part of the selection process.  EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

Applicants should have a strong quantitative modelling background. Climate change science and socioeconomic accounting modelling will be the core part of the PhD research. Strong data handling and compiling skills are essential. Some programming skills will be required, such as Matlab. Applicant will need to work in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment often make team-working effort.

Please contact Prof Dabo Guan to discuss any specific queries about your proposal or application. For more general enquiries, or for questions about the application process, please contact the UEA PGR Office:


Telephone: +44 (0)1603 591709

Funding Notes:

This PhD studentship is funded by Faculty of Social Sciences. Funding comprises course fees, an annual stipend of £14,777 and £1000 per annum to support research training. 

Person specification:

Applications for this studentship are invited from suitably qualified graduates.

Candidates applying for a 1+3 studentship should hold or expect to hold a relevant undergraduate degree. e.g. Environmental Science, Climate Science, Mathematics, Economics.

Candidates applying for a 3 year studentship should hold or expect to hold a Masters qualification (which includes training in research methods and an independently researched dissertation) in a relevant subject area.

Candidates will be interviewed, usually via telephone or Skype, as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

The standard minimum entry requirement is 2:1. 

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