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PhD Positions

PhD Positions

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;
  • be relishing the stimulus of one of the UK's premier research departments;
  • probably be looking for a PhD or MPhil research course. (We offer only one taught masters course).

A full list of PhD topics for students hoping to start PhDs in 2017 with the Cambridge NERC DTP - Earth Sciences is now online at:  Cambridge NERC DTP - Earth Sciences.

Projects hosted in the Department of Earth Science can be found listed HERE

We currently have three postgraduate studentships which are available immediately (to start in Jan 2017, April 2017 or Oct 2017), details are at:

PhD studentship (Fixed Term) - Stabilising CO2: Multiphase flow in heterogeneous porous media

PhD studentship (Fixed Term) - New Materials for Nuclear Applications

PhD studentship (Fixed Term) - Layered carbide materials for reactor cores

To make a formal application for a PhD place please go to the University's Applicant Portal.

To find out more, go to the Postgraduate Admissions area of the website.