Welcome to the London NERC DTP


Applications are now CLOSED.

Applications for our 2019 programme will open in November 2018.


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 »

Resurrecting the UK’s water landscapes

Can water landscapes – rivers, streams, lakes and ponds – be brought back from the brink? Britain’s water landscapes have been an ailing patient for over a century, but promising recent examples show how ponds, streams and rivers can be brought back to vibrant health.

Student Impact »

Student article published in The Conversation

DTP student Sam Jones has written an article for The Conversation entitled “Yellowhammer: the Brexit bird with a story to tell about the EU”, about the impact of agricultural policy on this farmland bird.

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