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We have 84 Pollution PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Pollution will involve the research of the impacts and methods of controlling pollution. You might be researching about the sources of pollution and how you can help avoid the damage it causes to the environment.

What's it like to do a PhD in Pollution?

Doing a PhD in Pollution will require you to produce an original piece of research. You will be expected to identify gaps in the current understanding of pollution and provide new solutions to the existing problems. Your research will be guided by a supervisor with expertise in the field.

Some popular research topics in Pollution include:

  • Air pollution
  • Water pollution
  • Chemical pollution
  • Waste management

Some popular research methods in Pollution include:

  • Aerial and satellite imaging
  • Computer modelling
  • Biological monitoring

You might also be required to complete departmental training in order to gain the skills necessary to perform your research.

If you are based in the UK, you will also be required to complete a pre-sessional training to prepare you for your doctoral research.

PhD in Pollution entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for a PhD in Pollution is usually a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a related subject. Depending on the university, you might need a Masters with at least a merit classification to begin a PhD in Pollution.

PhD in Pollution funding options

In the UK, PhDs in Pollution are funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Most projects have funding attached, meaning that you will automatically be awarded coverage of your tuition fees and a living cost stipend if you are accepted to a project. It is possible to apply for funding independently, but most students will find it easier to apply for a project that already has funding attached.

PhD in Pollution careers

Doing a PhD in Pollution will equip you with the skills to pursue a career in the environmental sector. You could find employment in roles such as toxicology, chemical analysis, waste management and more.

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Ensuring carbon savings occur in practice: Consequential life cycle assessment of construction materials

PhD in Civil Engineering. Full time. The University of Bath Institute for Sustainability and the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero are inviting applications for the following funded PhD project commencing in October 2023. Read more

Water Cultures in Conflict at Pebble Mine, Bristol Bay, Alaska

This PhD scholarship is offered by the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Centre for Water Cultures, an interdisciplinary research centre exploring humanity’s relationships with water in the green-blue regions of the world, past, present and future. Read more

Uncovering the Impact of Nanoplastic Pollution: Developing New Tools for Environmental Understanding

Plastic fragments are a known pollutant in the aquatic environment and are derived from waste plastics. These fragments can break down physically and chemically to form microplastics (particles smaller than 5 mm) and nanoplastics (particles sized 1-1000 nm). Read more

CTP-SAI four-year studentships for October 2023

The UKRI and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has awarded a Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) grant to a consortium led by G's Growers Ltd. Read more

Design for circularity in the transition to a circular plastics economy

Applications are invited for a fully-funded 3.5 year PhD to commence in October 2023. The PhD will be based in the School of Environment, Geography and Geosciences in the Faculty of Science and Health and will be supervised by . Read more

Evaluation of the impact of Catchment Sensitive Farming in reducing pesticide contamination in English rivers

With funding from the Environment Agency, this project will work on the high-profile topic of freshwater quality and will contribute to the evaluation of a government-funded water quality programme. Read more

In-situ disposal of cementitious wastes at UK nuclear sites

This fully funded UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) PhD bursary provides an exciting opportunity to pursue postgraduate research relating to waste management during the decommissioning of UK nuclear sites. Read more

Resolving the threat of ocean deoxygenation to reef resilience

This project aims to uncover the role low oxygen plays in shaping healthy corals over space and time. Climate change and land use development are rapidly deoxygenating shallow water coral reefs, yet we have no knowledge of how less oxygen availability affects critical life history factors that govern coral resilience. Read more

Engineering 3D biofilms for sustainable wastewater management

Water pollution from untreated wastewater is a big challenge across many countries. This is partly because centralised wastewater treatment networks are expensive to install and are energy intensive. Read more

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