Welcome to the London NERC DTP


Applications are now CLOSED. Applications for our 2019 programme will open in November 2018.

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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 »

Painting the Town Red with Poinsettia

With UK supermarket shelves currently full of poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima), it can only mean one thing – Christmastime is upon us, and the traditional ornamental plant returns to our lives once more. Cuttings, first planted in July, have been carefully nurtured to the point of perfection by expert horticulturalists, striving to bring poinsettia to their festive peak.

Student Impact »

Student presents Nature Live Talk

DTP student Ellen Coombes will be presenting a Natural Live talk about The Social Side of the Killer Whale‘ at the Natural History Museum at 3pm on the 26th January 2018, where she’ll be discussing the social side of orcas, from close-knit relationships in family pods to sophisticated hunting techniques involving highly cooperative behaviour. Later… Read More ›

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