School of Earth and Environment

Research degrees

Currently we have more than 220 PhD students across our five institutes, studying a large variety of research topics and taking part in multi-disciplinary projects.

The School of Earth and Environment has an annual intake of about 50 postgraduate research students. 

Our PhD students are a vital part of our school and are essential for our research success.  They benefit from our first class research facilities and receive excellent training and supervision, giving them outstanding job prospects in government, academia, research and industry.

You can learn more about undertaking a research degree here; find out about some of the research our postgraduates have produced on the student-led research page; and take a look at current PhD research projects that are offered in each of our five institutes:

ESSI examines past and present environmental and climatic conditions and the processes that produce them.

IAG examines past and present environmental and climatic conditions and the processes that produce them.

IGT is dedicated to understanding the structure & evolution of the Earth from the core to the surface.

ICAS aims to understand the physical & chemical processes that govern the behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere.

SRI studies climate change; biodiversity; water resources; land cover; agriculture; environmental risks & social responsibility.