Welcome to the London NERC DTP


Applications are now OPEN for PhD studentships beginning in September 2020.

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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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Who’s Afraid of the GM Wolf?

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are controversial. At worst, they are the subject of vitriolic derision by anti-GMO activists, at best they are upheld by advocates as a silver bullet to all of the world’s problems. For many, they are a source of misunderstanding and unease. So…what actually are they? And, in the face of a rapidly changing planet and methodological advancements making GMO creation easier than ever, what does the future hold for this divisive technology?

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