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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geospatial Systems

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geospatial Systems

Applications are now closed for September 2021 entry, please check back again at a later date for 2022 application dates.

Newcastle University and the University of Nottingham, supported by 40+ industry partners, invite high-quality applications for a cohort of approximately 10 fully-funded 4-year (1+3) PhDs in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Geospatial Systems for September 2021 entry.

The Geospatial Systems CDT is training a world-leading generation of engineers, scientists and practitioners with advanced knowledge and skills in geospatial data science, including big data and artificial intelligence approaches. Successful applicants will conduct interdisciplinary PhD research with elective application into one or more of: smart cities; urban and infrastructure resilience; spatial mobility (transport); energy systems; sustainable spatial planning; structural monitoring; social inclusion and healthy living; environmental applications; the translation of geospatial methods to global challenges. Students will graduate with both a MRes in Geospatial Data Science (Year 1) and a PhD in Geospatial Systems (Year 4).

Benefits of joining our 4-year fully-funded programme:

  • Full fees and tax-free stipend for the entire 4-year duration of the training;
  • An unrivalled research and training support grant (RTSG) to support your training and research, including funding for international placements;
  • Dual masters and doctoral qualifications - MRes (Year 1) + PhD (Year 4);
  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive cohort environment with contemporaries from diverse backgrounds;
  • Direct access to experts and world-leading research facilities, in a bespoke training programme fully integrated between two leading UK universities;
  • Conduct research into technical themes and application domains of your own choosing;
  • Industry support for your research, leading to unparalleled employment opportunities, from 40+ partner institutions;
  • A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, ensuring flexibility in all activities so that CDT participants with caring and family responsibilities are able to fully participate.


For general CDT and application enquiries, email: Specific enquiries to Professor Jon Mills (Newcastle: or Professor Stuart Marsh (Nottingham: