Research projects in Environmental Sciences Research projects in Environmental Sciences

The School of Environmental Sciences is looking to recruit postgraduate research students for the coming academic year.

A list of possible research projects has been compiled by academic staff in the School and this can be explored using the search facilities described below. Please note that we also welcome applications from those proposing their own research project. It is anticipated that the majority of successful applicants will start on 1 October each year but some may be able to start at one of the University's other standard entry points (1 January, 1 April and 1 July) . Please contact individual supervisors for details.

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The Advanced Research and Innovation in the Environmental Sciences (ARIES) DTP

ARIES DTP trains postgraduate research students with excellent potential from across society to become leaders in the science and sustainable business of the natural environment. For further details visit:


ESRC SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

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The University of East Anglia invites applications for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded studentship awards for the 2018-19 academic year. As a member of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a social sciences focused research and doctoral training partnership (DTP) funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UEA will be offering fully-funded doctoral studentships over the next six years across 12 different training pathways.

For Further information about ESCR SeNSS studentships please visit 

Applications for 2018/19 entry will be open from the 2nd October 2017. For queries related to ESRC SeNSS, please contact the PGR Service via

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Environment East NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (EnvEast DTP)

EnvEast a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), a collaboration between the Universities of East Anglia, Kent and Essex and 9 other core partners, has been awarded £5 million from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to fund over 60 PhD studentships over the next 5 years to train the next generation of environmental, earth and ecological scientists. As one of 15 new DTPs in the UK, EnvEast will enrol its first students in October 2014. 

Further details regarding the DTP can be found here: EnvEast DTP Information


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World Class Future Science

Norfolk is home to a cluster of internationally-renowned research organisations. They are working together to tackle the major challenges facing all of us in the 21st Century – the sustainability of our environment; our food supplies and healthy ageing. There are over 2500 scientists working to find realistic and practical solutions; who then have the infrastructure and support to translate these discoveries into commercially successful business.

Opportunities to join our research can be found via the project links below. In addition, details of the research performed across the School of Environmental Sciences can be found on our research page and prospective students are welcome to contact supervisors in whose research they are interested to explore the opportunities. Staff research pages can be viewed via the School web pages at the address above where contact details can also be found. Prospective students are also welcome to contact for further information about Research Degrees at UEA.


As a postgraduate research student you will receive research training and will also develop your personal and professional skills - both are key to becoming an effective researcher and to making a successful transition into your future career, whether within or outside academia.

The Science Faculty has a new Graduate School which has developed a Personal and Professional Development (PPD) training programme to provide and support your training from the start to the finish of your research degree.

For further details of our unique and extensive PPD training programme, please see

You will have a primary supervisor and a supervisory team, you will meet with your main supervisor frequently and you will have a formal meeting with your supervisory team at least once each semester.

People engaged in related employment can study for a PhD on a part-time basis. You are also welcome to apply with a research proposal of your own.


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