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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


Leeds/York NERC Doctoral Training Partnership 2018/19*

* The 2018/19 competition is now closed

Funding is available every year for UK/EU students through the Leeds York NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).  DTP studentships provide full fees, maintenance funding for 3.5 years (RC UK rate) and 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.