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PhD Environmental Sciences

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Full time | Colchester Campus | 4 years | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

OCT

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Environmental Studies Environmental Science

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Our research covers a wide range of areas, from the genome to communities and ecosystems, allowing the opportunity for developing novel ideas and inter-disciplinary projects. We offer supervision in a wide range of environmental science topics including sustainable agriculture, pollution, aerosol science, the impact of nanoparticles on the environment, marine biology, environmental resource management and environmental microbiology.

As a research student at Essex, you’ll work at the heart of our internationally acknowledged and well-connected research community. We offer world-class supervision and training opportunities, and encourage you to engage with other researchers, professionals, practitioners and research users, where possible for example using the generous funding from Proficio to attend conferences and training courses.

Modules

Within our School of Biological Sciences, you must attend two formal supervisory board meetings each year where you submit literature reviews and research reports to the Board members prior to the meeting. At these meetings, such documents are discussed with you and your progress is assessed. Your PhD thesis is generally completed within three to four years and has a maximum length of 80,000 words. Great importance is given to the completion of PhDs within a four-year period from the time of initial registration.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,103

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students normally require a good honours degree or a Masters degree, or equivalent, in a related subject. A well-developed research proposal is also essential.