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River Basin Processes & Management - PhD projects

The River Basin Processes and Management research cluster provides international leadership in understanding and managing environmental processes and feedbacks that control and link water, sediment, solute and biotic dynamics in river basins, estuaries and marine systems. 

We have considerable experience in guiding students successfully through a PhD and helping applicants develop proposals and seek funding. Please see below for a list of potential PhD projects or submit your own research proposal as part of an application for research degree study.   We also offer some projects suitable for Masters by Research study.

For details of available PhD scholarships and funding opportunities, please click here or visit the University's Postgraduate Scholarships website

Current funding opportunities:

Leeds/York NERC Doctoral Training Partnership 2018/19*

The School of Geography is offering 1 NERC DTP studentship for study commencing on or before 1 January 2019.  For a list of eligible projects and application details, please click here.  Details of funding available for 2019/20 will be added to our "funding" page as it becomes available.

NERC Industrial CASE studentship
How does road management influence water flow in upland landscapes

Start date: on or before 1 March 2019

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.