We still have 2 fully funded PhD places available, if you are interested in working in these areas please contact the supervisor as soon as possible:
The projects are:
If you are exploring the possibility of postgraduate work in the Cambridge Earth Sciences Department you will:
- have either done an undergraduate degree in an earth science subject, or perhaps want to use your degree from another science subject such as physics, chemistry, mathematics or biological sciences.
- probably be looking for a PhD or MPhil research course. (We offer only one taught masters course)
- relishing the stimulus of one of the UK's premier research departments.
As a large, integrated department the expertise and current research of the staff in Cambridge spans many areas of the Earth Sciences. We have an academic staff of 32 and 15 long term Research Fellows and Senior Research Associates, giving a total of 50. The department was the most highly ranked institution assessed in the "Earth Systems and Environmental Science" group of the latest UK Research Assessment Exercise.
We welcome research enquiries from those working for first degrees in earth science subjects, physics, chemistry, mathematics, materials, biology and related subjects. Most research studentships lead to the PhD degree. We are also happy to devise projects with you, if you have specific interests that we share.
Studentships will be funded by NERC, EPSRC, ERC, industry and several Cambridge Colleges. We currently have 11 fully funded studentships available and hope to be able to confirm funding for more over the coming months.
We have a number of CASE awards which offer at least £1,000 a year extra student maintenance grant.
PhD Topics for October 2013
PhD Studentships are available below in Adobe pdf format.
- Climate and Earth-Ocean-Atmosphere Systems
- Geophysics and Geodynamics
- Igneous, Metamorphic & Volcanic Studies
- Mineralogy & Mineral Physics
- Palaeobiology & Palaeoecology
HOW TO APPLY:
We intend to interview in late February the interview dates will be:
Tuesday 19 Feb 2013 (Geophysics)
Thursday 21 Feb 2013
Tuesday 26 Feb 2013 (Geophysics)
Thursday 28 Feb 2013
In the meantime we encourage you to contact specific members of our academic staff if you would like to propose projects yourself.
Please apply online as soon as possible from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/prospec/ indicating the project or projects areas in which you are interested. As we intend to interview in late February, in order to have time to review all applications and obtain referees' reports applications should be submitted by January 20th, 2013.
To be eligible for consideration for funding by Gates and the Cambridge Trusts overseas applicants should aim to apply before the end of 2012. Later applicants will still be considered but funding options will be more restricted.
See PhDs for Overseas Students if you are applying from outside the UK.
It is also possible for overseas applicants to do a one-year MPhil by Research Thesis.
Last updated on 05-Apr-13 10:16