Welcome to the London NERC DTP


Studentships available to start September 2018! 

Learn more about the project funding in key research areas.


Introduction »

PhD Training in the Natural Sciences

The London NERC DTP currently funds 142 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 the themes and associated PhD projects. If you are interested in applying please click here.


Blog »

Atmospheric Dust and other reasons why I’m fun at parties

Tell anyone at a party that you study dust and they’ll automatically think of neglected corners of their house. Tell anyone that it’s dangerous mineral dust in the atmosphere and you’ll get a laugh, a pitiful look, and then be uninvited from the next event. But dust in the atmosphere affects more than just your… Read More ›

Student Impact »

Student research makes headlines

In a new study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, a team led by Huw Groucutt and Michael D. Petraglia and including DTP student Richard Clark-Wilson, has made headlines around the world for their discovery of an 88,000 year old fossilised finger bone from a lake site in Saudi Arabia, challenging the idea that humans… Read More ›

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