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PhD Training in the Natural Sciences

The London NERC DTP currently funds 104 PhD students in the natural sciences.


Our aim is to attain new standards of excellence in environmental science research training, and deliver a transformative inter-disciplinary experience for PhD students in the heart of London.


Our students are trained at 9 of the World-leading research centres, which cover a huge range of environmental science research, from those driven by contemporary environmental challenges to those exploring complex questions about the evolution of planet Earth.


Please view theĀ themes and associated PhD projects. If you are interested in applying please click here.


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Field Training in California 2017

After a lot of hard work, the London NERC DTP cohort 3 have submitted their project proposals, and it’s finally time to take a break from the computer and get out into the field for the #DTPCalifornia Field Training Course 2017! Our 10-day field course aims to give the first-year PhD students a broad introduction… Read More ›

Student Impact »

Field Adventures Lunchtime Talk at the Grant Museum

8thMarch 1.30pm – 2.30pm Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL As part of the Making Nature: How we see animals exhibition, The Grant Museum of Zoology has teamed up with the Wellcome Collection for a series of lunchtime talks looking at life in the field. The next ‘Field Adventures’ lunch time talk will feature cohort 1… Read More ›

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