Our centres for doctoral training offer exemplary doctoral training for our researchers.
Find out more about our centres and the research programmes that they offer.
Ecology and evolution (BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership)
Researchers in our Department who specialise in ecology and evolution and geology, work on the deep history of life and study a range of living organisms and ecosystems. They have expertise in soil ecosystems, experimental evolution, proteomics, and phylogenetics, among many other topics.
Funded PhDs associated with these research areas are available through the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Doctoral Training Partnership, which offers fully-funded four-year projects.
Find out more on the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health website
Isotope geochemistry, cosmochemistry and planetary science (STFC)
Our planetary research group works to address key problems in the Earth, environmental and planetary sciences. Our research spans understanding the formation history of asteroids, to the volcanic history of Mars and the Moon, to the evolution of the Earth’s mantle. We study samples collected by NASA missions and are involved with space exploration missions.
Planetary science is an interdisciplinary subject and we welcome students who have studied geology, geochemistry, chemistry, physics or planetary science at degree level, and who ideally have experience of carrying out an independent research project as part of their degree.
Find out more about the available research projects in planetary science