Funding: Funded PhD Project (UK and EU students only)

Project code: SEGG4871020

Department: School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences

Start dates: October 2020

Closing date: 23 February 2020

Applications are invited for a fully-funded 3-year PhD to commence in October 2020.

The Project

The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health, and will be supervised by Dr Nicholas Minter, Dr Steve Mitchell and Dr Anthony Butcher.

The bursary is available to UK and EU students only and covers tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant of £15,009 (UKRI 2019/20 rate) for three years.  Bursary recipients will also receive up to £1,500 per year for research project costs, as well as office space and computing facilities.

The work on this project will involve:

  • Experimental palaeontology and fluid dynamics
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Hypothesis testing and statistical analysis

Entry requirements

General admissions criteria

You’ll need an upper second class honours degree from an internationally recognised university or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject. In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Specific candidate requirements

You should ideally have a background in palaeontology, geology, or biology/zoology. Experience of experimental design and statistical analysis is desirable but not essential.

Find out more about the project, the Supervisors and how to apply

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK and EU students.

Application Deadline:

23 February 2020

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