NERC IAPETUS Doctoral Training Programme

Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University

Applications are invited for fully funded NERC IAPETUS DTP PhD studentships, starting in October 2018. The IAPETUS DTP, led by Durham University, is a partnership that joins with other leading universities of Glasgow, Newcastle, St Andrews and Stirling, together with the British Geological Survey and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, in a united approach to doctoral research and training the next generation of leaders in the science of the natural environment.

A current list of all available projects in the Department of Earth Sciences can be found on the centre's website:


Scholarship (subject to confirmation) covers full UK/EU (EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to application) PhD tuition fees and a tax-free stipend at the current RCUK rate (14,553 in 2017/18). EU nationals resident in the EU may also apply but will only qualify for PhD tuition fees.

Candidate requirements:

Applicants should hold or expect to obtain a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area.

How to apply

Please follow the application procedure as described on our website

Further Information

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact the Postgraduate Admissions team at or 0191 334 2198.

Deadline for applications is Friday 19th January 2018 (5pm GMT).

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