Reference code: GPSEP1

Closing date: 6 December 2019

Supervisors: Stuart Dunning

Sponsor: School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Start date and duration of the award: 6 January 2020, full-time for 3 years


The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology is pleased to invite applications for an EPSRC funded studentship in Physical Geography: “Making, breaking and following rock avalanche agglomerates through landscapes”. Read more

Successful candidates will emerge with a unique skillset and experience of a wide range of techniques relevant to a broad range of geoscience disciplines. Based within Physical Geography at Newcastle University, you will have access to excellent facilities and opportunities for collaboration and mentorship with world-leading researchers. You will also engage with a regular programme of high-quality research seminars and a vibrant research culture.

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

For academic queries please contact the supervisory team for your chosen project. For administrative queries please email: [email protected]

You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system You will need to:

• insert programme code 8201F in the ‘Programme of Study’ section
• select ‘Doctor of Philosophy Geography as Science Band 1A (full time) – Geography as a Science’ as the programme of study
• insert studentship project reference code (GPSEP1) in the studentship/partnership reference field

Your application must include the following attachments:

1. Current CV
2. A cover letter (max 2 pages A4), detailing the title of the studentship, the studentship reference code (GPSEP1), your reasons for applying for a PhD and how your interests and experience relate to the project
3. Two references, where possible not from your prospective supervisor(s)
4. Transcripts and certificates of your previous qualifications obtained to date
5. If English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualification.

Entry Requirements

You must have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree in physical geography, geology, or earth sciences.

Normally, to be eligible for a full award a student must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship (with some further constraint regarding residence for education).

If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in all sub-skills).

Funding Notes

100% of tuition fees at the UK/EU rate will be paid and an annual maintenance grant equivalent to the National Minimum Doctoral Stipend (for 2019/20 this is £15,009).

A research training support grant is available to support fieldwork and associated costs (eg travel and subsistence for conferences, workshops etc.)

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK, EU and International students.

Application Deadline:

6 December 2019

Please see our website for how to apply:
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