|Kingston upon Hull
|UK Students, EU Students
|£18,622 - please see advert
|13th November 2023
|15th February 2024
About this Project:
Ocean plastic pollution has received increasing interest from the media, NGO and scientific community. Many initiatives have focused on individual action for behaviour change following public awareness raising campaigns, and have followed traditional, but limited, “Knowledge Deficit” models, relying on dissemination of scientific fact to provide motivation for pro-environmental behaviours. This PhD will address the key questions of 1) How can we best empower communities to monitor and reduce plastic pollution in their local marine ecosystem? 2) Does lived experience of plastic and focus on plastic pollution as a single ocean issue promote wider Ocean Literacy?
For informal enquires please contact:
Dr. Cath Waller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Cath Waller, Dr. Lisa Jones, Prof. Rob Dorrell, Dr. Cressida Bowyer (University of Portsmouth)
Submission of Thesis:
Submission of your final thesis for is expected within three years which is the end of the funded research period of the scholarship for full time and within six years if studying part-time. However there is a permitted thesis finalisation period which is unfunded.
As a PhD student at the University of Hull you will undertake the Postgraduate Training Scheme alongside your main degree, to help you develop the research skills and knowledge you will need in your future career. You will gain an additional Certificate or Diploma in Research Training in additional to your PhD.
Eligibility and Entry Requirements:
Applicants should have a minimum 2:1 degree in marine biology, marine ecology, environmental sciences or a related subject. A taught MSc or Masters by Research in a relevant subject would be an advantage.
This scholarship is available for full-time and part-time study.
This opportunity comes with a Home fee waiver only, which will not cover the full International fee. You will therefore need to pay the difference between the Home fee and the International fee and will need to provide evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover this.
How to Apply:
You will need to supply a personal statement when applying for this scholarship position. Find out more about writing a personal statement. Please also ensure you include the following information:
Closing Date for Applications: 15th February 2024
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