The ARIES (Advanced Research and Innovation in the Environmental Sciences) DTP is a NERC funded Doctoral Training Partnership between the Universities of Plymouth, East Anglia, Essex, Kent and Royal Holloway University of London.

ARIES is built upon scientific excellence within five overlapping research themes:

ARIES will offer a minimum of 75 fully funded PhD studentships over five student cohorts, the first of which will began their studies in October 2019.

Professor Richard Thompson, Director of the Marine Institute and Head of the International Marine Litter Research Unit, said:

“We have a long track record of giving students the chance to contribute to the global research agenda. This programme continues that and provides us with the opportunity to use existing and new partnerships to build on our world class research.”

Professor Nicki Whitehouse, Associate Professor (Reader) in Physical Geography, said:

“The ARIES DTP builds on our existing expertise and is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to address some of the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet in the 21st century. It will unite early career researchers in new collaborations, but also create opportunities for academics, masters and undergraduate students. The chance to work with industry, policy makers and social scientists means we can develop scientific solutions to real world issues that will be useful and relevant to society as a whole.”

ARIES DTP opportunities October 2021

Find out more about ARIES PhD project opportunities starting October 2021.

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