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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

Our 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 Phd supervision in the following subjects areas associated with environment science:

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.

Our research is driven by the desire to develop new biological systems that address health, food, energy and water security. The applied nature of our work has led to the launch of successful spin-out companies, such as Geneius. These companies offer graduate employment opportunities and make a substantial contribution to the local economy. The commercial applications that result from our research range from natural products discovery and creation of novel antimicrobials and biopesticides to sustainable methods of reducing food spoilage.

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.

Based in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, you will be part of an active research community of nearly 200 social science researchers. We pride our research on being the highest academic quality with an international focus, underpinned by a concern for informing public debate and contributing to public policy formulation.

Geosciences

Geoscience research at Newcastle is focussed on:

Biogeochemistry, with particular strength in microbial ecology, mineralogy, organic, inorganic and isotope geochemistry
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.

Newcastle Institute for Sustainability

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
Earth Systems Engineering.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 36 months | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

36 months

Start date

21-SEP-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£4,327 - £12,127 per year. The fees stated are for 2019 entry only. We are aligning our 2020 entry tuition fees for students with those set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and preferably a master's degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.