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School of Geography

Ecology & Global Change – PhD projects

The Ecology and Global Change research cluster works in biomes across the world from tropical rain forests to Arctic tundra and aims to determine the nature of environmental change at a range of temporal and spatial scales.

We have considerable experience in guiding students successfully through a PhD and helping applicants develop proposals and seek funding. A list of potential PhD projects can be found below or you can submit your own research proposal as part of an application for research degree study.  For details of available PhD scholarships and funding opportunities, please click here or visit the University's Postgraduate Scholarships website

Masters by Research
We also offer some topics as Masters by Research projects and are offering three Masters by Research fee bursaries of £1000 each to suitable applicants.  The application deadline for these is 29th June 2018. 

Leeds/York NERC Doctoral Training Partnership 2018/19*
*This call is now closed

Funding is available each year for UK/EU applicants through the Leeds York NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). DTP studentships provide full fees and maintenance funding for 3.5 years (RCUK rate) as well as some additional  expenses for fieldwork, lab costs and conferences. Projects which are based in Geography and eligible for NERC DTP funding are listed below with a link to the NERC DTP website where you can also find information on how to apply.  The deadline for applications is 8 January 2018.

Projects available for NERC DTP funding

Projects without funding
If you have your own funding or are applying for University or external scholarships, you can apply with a research proposal of your own or you can apply for any of the projects below.  You can also contact academic staff to discuss and develop other project ideas.