Whether you’re looking to begin an academic career or want to develop your skills and expertise for a career in industry, studying for a PhD will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential.
You’ll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of postgraduate researchers who come from all over the world.
The range of careers open to you once you’ve finished your PhD is broad. Our doctoral graduates have secured positions with organisations such as NASA, the Met Office, GeTech Group, Environment Agency and Public Health England.
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Doctoral training programmes
Doctoral Training Programmes are 4 year PhD programmes which aim to train tomorrow's leading researchers to address problems for the benefit of society. Our academics contribute to a number of Doctoral Training Programmes including the Panorama NERC Doctoral Training Partnership, the Centre for Satellite Data in Environmental Science (SENSE) and the White Rose ESRC Doctoral Training Centre.