Welcome to the London NERC DTP

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Welcome to the London NERC DTP


The London NERC DTP currently funds 70 PhD students in the natural sciences.  We will have further studentships on offer next academic year.

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 the themes and associated PhD projects if you are interested in applying please click here.

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The Present is Key to the Past

A fossil rodent tooth.  Image copyright Elizabeth Peneycad.

When I tell people that I’m researching past environmental change, they probably think that I spend my time in the dusty corners of a lab, studying fossils or ancient mud. While this is partly true, what might not be immediately obvious is that understanding how modern environmental systems work is an essential first step to any research on past environments. The concept of studying modern environments in order to understand the past remains important to the present day, and has turned out to be a key part of my PhD.

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