Postgraduate research opportunities

Browse through our research degree opportunities to find funding and funded projects. These opportunities are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it is important you make enquiries and apply as early as possible. If you have already secured funding, please take a look at our competition / non-funded projects. Former students may be eligible for a 10% discount on fees with our alumni bursary.

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Funding schemes

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
PANORAMA NERC Doctoral Training Partnership Earth and Environment UK and EU 7 January 2019
China Scholarships Council - University of Leeds Scholarships Earth and Environment Citizens or permanent residents of the People's Republic of China 9 January 2019
ESRC White Rose DTP Earth and Environment UK and EU 23 January 2019
EPSRC DTP Earth and Environment UK only 31 January 2019
Priestley Doctoral Scholarships Earth and Environment UK and EU 8 February 2019
Leeds Doctoral Scholarships Earth and Environment Worldwide (International, UK and EU) 1 April 2019

Directly funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
The Ethics of Climate Services - Sustainability Research Institute UK and EU Open until filled
The uptake and use of new climate projections in risk assessment and decision making in the UK - Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science UK and EU Open until filled
Tropical land-use change and regional climate - Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science UK and EU 2 January 2019
Deforestation, forest degradation and fire in the tropics - Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science UK and EU 2 January 2019
Warm climate, high seas. How did sea level change in Europe during the Last Interglacial? Earth and Environment UK and EU 31 January 2019
Applying thermodynamic laws to the energy-GDP decoupling problem – gaining new insights into energy-economy linkages - Sustainability Research Institute UK and EU 15 February 2019

Competition funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Environmental and social effects of private protected areas - Sustainability Research Institute Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Exploring the value of decadal climate prediction for adaptation planning - Sustainability Research Institute Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Political and social aspects of UK rewilding - Sustainability Research Institute Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
The politics and social impacts of market-based conservation - Sustainability Research Institute Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
The role of oceans and vegetation in greening the Sahara - Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Understanding (sustainable) consumption through Mass Observation - Sustainability Research Institute Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Understanding the lived experience of energy poverty across nations - Sustainability Research Institute Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Urban agriculture, food security and poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa - Sustainability Research Institute Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Social and environmental impacts of private protected areas in Latin America - Sustainability Research Institute Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Participatory climate modeling and ethnoclimatology in the Arctic (ESRC White Rose DTP) - Sustainability Research Institute UK and EU 23 January 2019
Assessing the Energy Return on Investment of future energy systems and implications for the wider economy (EPSRC DTP) - Sustainability Research Institute UK only 31 January 2019
Miniaturised microfluidic technology to probe the fundamentals of heterogeneous ice nucleation (EPSRC DTP) - Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science UK only 31 January 2019
Modelling high-speed railway-induced vibrations around tunnels (ground-support) (EPSRC DTP) - Institute of Applied Geoscience UK only 31 January 2019
Optimal Grid schemes for Full Waveform Inversion of Fractures (EPSRC DTP) - Institute of Applied Geoscience UK only 31 January 2019
Machine learning to detect earthquakes in energy extraction (EPSRC DTP) - Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics UK only 31 January 2019
Deformation of multiphase materials: Experiments and numerical modelling (EPSRC DTP) - Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics UK only 31 January 2019
The dynamics of jets in rapidly rotating fluids by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation (EPSRC DTP) - Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics UK only 31 January 2019
The distributional effects of the low carbon transition (EPSRC DTP) - Sustainability Research Institute UK only 31 January 2019
Reducing GHGs from the heat system - Implementation of buried infrastructure as a heat source (Priestley Doctoral Scholarships) - Sustainability Research Institute UK and EU 8 February 2019
Examining public perceptions of climate change risk: The role of personal experience, emotion, and statistical descriptions (Priestley Doctoral Scholarships) - Sustainability Research Institute UK and EU 8 February 2019