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Environmental Science PhD

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Environmental Science

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The environmental science research is multidisciplinary, including subjects ranging from biology to geography and geosciences. Supported by the global outlook and impact of the Newcastle Institute for Sustainability, you will have access to international experts, the latest facilities and a unique research support package to ensure your future success. We offer supervision in the following subjects areas associated with environment science: Applied and environmental biology; Environmental change and management and Geosciences.

Applied and environmental biology - We conduct research on organisms and processes of commercial and environmental importance, embracing experimental approaches that encompass genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology. Our research provides evidence for the underlying molecular and physiological processes that affect animal behaviour and physiology.

Environmental change and management - We study long-term system evolution and change, developing knowledge relating to the Earth's surface and the processes that form its structure and function. We also study how human behaviour impacts on these systems and influences sustainable management.

Geosciences - Geoscience research at Newcastle is focussed on: Biogeochemistry, with particular strength in microbial ecology, mineralogy, organic, inorganic and isotope geochemistry and Geoenergy, reflecting a balance between fossil fuels as a critical energy resource and the move towards a lower carbon global economy. Our biogeochemistry and geoenergy research forms a strong multi-disciplinary group. We also have links to the engineering community through our work on microbial processes of significance to oil and gas production such as reservoir souring.

The Newcastle Institute for Sustainability (NIReS) coordinates research across traditional discipline boundaries to deliver practical, engaged solutions to real-world issues, under the banner of 'Enough, for all, forever'. Our five areas of research excellence are: Energy; food; transport; water and Earth Systems Engineering.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 36 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

36 months

Start date

SEP-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fees: £4,327 - £12,127

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fees: £22,710 - £30,510

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 honours degree and preferably a master's degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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