Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) PhD Studentship : International Development

Eligibility: UK/EU

Deadline: 18 February 2013

The School of International Development will be awarding one Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) studentship starting in October 2013.

The NERC studentship is available to UK and EU residents: for UK residents awards consist of fees and maintenance; for EU residents awards are on a fees-only basis. Please refer to the NERC website for full details of eligibility: 

Click to access further information about the School’s International Development Research Areas and Academic Profiles providing more details about the research interests of individual members of staff.

Applications are invited from suitable qualified graduates. Candidates should hold, or expect to hold, a minimum of at least a 2.1 (upper second class) undergraduate degree and preferably a Research Masters degree or equivalent. Candidates may be asked to participate in an interview, which could take place via telephone or Skype as part of the selection process.  EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

To be considered for this award, you should make an application for admission to an MPhil/PhD in the normal manner, but you should indicate the intention to be considered for an open studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme. Please contact either Dr Colette Harris or your potential supervisor to discuss any specific queries about your proposal or application.

To discuss the application process, please contact the Postgraduate Research Office:

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Please click the Apply Link to access the application form to apply for a PhD.

The University will also be holding a Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 23 January 2013. For more information and to register your interest to attend see 

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