Welcome to the London NERC DTP


Applications are now CLOSED. Applications for our 2020 programme will open in November 2019

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PhD Training in the Natural Sciences

The London NERC DTP has funded over 170 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 8 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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Under the Railways

One giant trench through the countryside. What could we discover?
The announcement of Phase One of the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway in the UK in 2010 sparked much apprehension, controversy and debate amongst members of public and the scientific community alike. The carving of this 140-mile railway line through the British landscape from London to Birmingham poses many threats and challenges to the environment. But the project also provides a platform for scientists to investigate our buried past and in turn, mitigate the risks of construction, ensuring we record whatever is destroyed in its path.

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