Research in the school covers earth sciences, geography, environmental science and chemistry. We aim to create and support high quality research opportunities that attract the best talents and build capacity for future high quality international research in the disciplines covered by our school. Many of our staff are at the cutting edge of research – as shown by our performance in the most recent national assessment of UK research (REF2014) and our researchers have access to our world-class analytical facilities that underpin both our teaching and research.
We offer PhD studentships on a competitive basis in all areas of research focus. Studentships are advertised widely and come from a range of funders including the ESRC South West and the NERC ARIES Doctoral Training Programmes and external funding bodies. Studentships are usually advertised through the autumn and spring of the preceding academic year but may come up at any point within the academic year. Students with independent funding are welcome to contact academic staff at any time to discuss projects.
PhD coordinator: Sabine Lengger.