Welcome to the London NERC DTP


Applications are now OPEN for PhD studentships beginning in September 2018. Click here for more information or to apply.


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 »

The Njesi plateau expedition – a biological exploration into Mozambique’s ‘lost’ mountains

We’ve all had those moments; cold leaden skies outside leading to wistful searches for distant lands through the internet – the apparently endless portal that holds all the answers. But does it? Ten years ago, a scientist examining Google Earth satellite imagery of northern Mozambique was looking for the name of a mountain, but he couldn’t find it. Thereafter, he embarked on a remarkable story of scientific exploration in modern times, a story that opened the eyes of the world to the biological wonders of the mountains of Mozambique.

Student Impact »

Student takes part in Greenland Research Cruise

DTP student Stephen Long has been part of a ZSL team of scientists that embarked on a research voyage around west Greenland to survey the deep sea. Related links: ZSL Wild Science Blog: Sea cucumbers, carnivorous sponges and other deep sea creatures Exploring the habitats on the seabed of West Greenland

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