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Earth and environment research

Leeds Doctoral College

We connect our whole researcher community and put you in touch with the services, guidance and opportunities you need

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Leeds Doctoral Scholarship
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PhD in Earth Observation

Bryony analyses satellite data over the Antarctic ice sheet to gain insight into grounding line migration

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Bryony Freer are colleagues conducting fieldwork
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Research degrees

Research degrees

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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Submitted research - REF 2021

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Anya Schlich-Davies
Student | PhD in Glacier modelling
Being part of such an impressive, large group of postgraduate researchers makes me feel like I'm part of a community. This has been particularly important since COVID-19.