We are internationally recognised for our holistic and interdisciplinary approach to research, integrating physical, chemical, biological and social sciences to understand the Earth, its life and its people and the interactions between them. We are committed to tackling the environmental challenges facing society and securing a sustainable future for our world. Our postgraduate researchers are at the heart of active research teams, challenging boundaries and making real advances.
Research in the School of Environmental Sciences (ENV) addresses four overarching themes:
We also host international centres of research excellence spanning these themes as well as state-of-the-art research facilities for exploring the environment.
Below are some of the recent contributions from ENV’s postgraduate researchers:
These examples highlight the importance of postgraduate research in ENV in changing our world. Would like to join this vibrant research community?
Working closely with an academic supervisor gives you the support to carry out your own independent research and make your own mark. We have a wealth of remarkable academics, but how do you know which team will be right for you?
We suggest you look at ENV’s research on our web pages, check out our academics and read up on our publications. We recommend that you identify at least one member of academic staff in ENV who might become your supervisor and that you contact them, to express your interest and discuss your research interests with them.
Studentships are advertised here (select Find a PhD in Environmental Sciences), including for projects part of the Agriforwards CDT, ARIES DTP, CHASE DTP, Norwich Research Park DTP and SeNSS DTP Centre for Doctoral Training and Doctoral Training Programmes.
Alternatively you can submit a research proposal of no more than 1500 words with your application for a self-funded project.