PhD Studentships Available for September 2018

The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership brings together nine of the world’s leading research centres in environmental science. Our partnership provides innovative doctoral training in a multidisciplinary research environment and fosters links between centres of research excellence, spanning NERC’s environmental science remit.

We have five NERC-funded PhD studentships available to start in September 2018:


Solid Earth Dynamics

This theme focuses on understanding the fundamental physical and chemical processes that govern interaction between the deep Earth, surface and atmosphere. The successful candidate will be admitted to the general programme and will select a PhD project at the end of Term 1.

Further details of the PhD Programme
List of exemplar projects within this research theme



Air Pollution and Transport Emissions – King’s College London

This PhD will create an improved non-exhaust vehicle emission inventory using King’s highly time resolved aerosol composition measurements in London. Through BOSCH, the CASE partner, the PhD will have access to industry leading brake technology to assess the impact of regenerative braking on UK emissions between now and 2050.

Learn more about the project


Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

We have two Industrial (CASE) studentships funded through the NERC National Productivity Investment Fund for work on projects with industrial partners that underpin growth, productivity and rebalancing of the national economy, within the context of excellence in the environmental sciences. These studentships are directly aligned to the Industrial Strategy Grand Challenge of Artificial Intelligence & Data-Driven Economy to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future.

Learn more about the projects available



Earth and Planetary Sciences – Birkbeck, University of London
There is one fully-funded London NERC DTP studentship that will be based in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Birkbeck, University of London.

Learn more about the projects available


UK and EU residents are eligible, except where noted above. See Eligibility Criteria for full details.


How to Apply
Apply through our website
Deadline for applications is 11am, Monday 16th July 2018

All application materials must be received by this deadline, including references.

Birkbeck applications should be made through Birkbeck’s online system

Deadline for Birkbeck is 11am, Friday 20th July 2018

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in July/August.

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