School of Earth and Environment

Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics (IGT) PhD Projects

The Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics (IGT) is dedicated to understanding the structure and evolution of the Earth and its neighbouring planets. Please have a look at our latest projects listed below and use the links to the right of your screen which give information about the application procedure, fees and scholarships, and other relevant information. If you have already secured sponsorship for your research degree study and have a specific research proposal, we would welcome an application form from you.

Projects with Guaranteed Funding

Projects in competition for EPSRC DTP awards 

Projects in competition for Leeds-York NERC DTP awards

Leeds is hosting a new NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) to run for five years from 2014. Please view for a full list of projects and information about how to apply. Any projects that are not filled in the DTP selection process will remain available for other candidates wishing to seek alternative sponsorship.