Entry requirements

Students seeking admission into the Department’s PhD programme must hold as a minimum a First or Upper Second class bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university.  It is not necessary that the undergraduate degree be in environmental sciences or environmental studies; indeed, the academic backgrounds of PhD students at the Centre range from philosophy and politics to engineering and zoology. Candidates should note, however, that many funding agencies now require applicants for PhD research studentships to have a Masters degree in a relevant subject.


It is essential that prospective students are able to fund their studies. Some PhD students at theDepartment are self-funding; others benefit from awards offered by the College. Some UK or EU-based students receive scholarships or awards from UK Research Councils (eg NERCUKERCESRC), whilst overseas students may receive awards or support from organisations in their home country, or awards from UK-based and international organisations (eg The British CouncilUKCISA). See also: ACF.


Prospective students should contact potential supervisors directly, outlining their research interests in a two-page research proposal and including a CV. They must also read the application guidance notes and complete a postgraduate application form. For further information, please contact Shane Murphy at the Centre’s Postgraduate Studies office.  



 Mike Tennant

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 Ioannis Kountouris

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 Helen ApSimon

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 Ausilio Bauen

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 Mark Burgman

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 Alexandra Collins

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 Tilly Collins

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 Gordon Conway

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 Audrey de Nazelle

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 Robert Gross

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 Zoe Harris

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 Niall Mac Dowell


 Karen Makuch

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 Zen Makuch

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 John Mumford

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 Indranil Pan

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 Bhopal Pandeya

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 Calliope Panoutsou

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 William Sheate

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 Jim Skea

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 Iain Staffell

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 Nick Voulvoulis

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 Jem Woods

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