The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology is pleased to invite applications for two funded studentships in Physical Geography. Applicants may choose from one of the following projects:
GPSEP1: Making, breaking and following rock avalanche agglomerates through landscapes.
GPSEP2: Optical tracking velocimetry for real-time sensing of river flows
Successful candidates will emerge with unique skillset and experience of a wide range of techniques relevant to a broad range of geoscience disciplines. Based within Physical Geography at Newcastle University, you will have access to excellent facilities and opportunities for collaboration and mentorship with world-leading researchers. You will also engage with a regular programme of high-quality research seminars and a vibrant research culture.
Further information on the projects is available from http://www.ncl.ac.uk/gps/about/funding/schoolfunding/#phdstudentships
You must have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree in physical geography, geology, or earth sciences.
Normally, to be eligible for a full award a student must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship (with some further constraint regarding residence for education). Further guidance on eligibility can be found at https://epsrc.ukri.org/skills/students/help/eligibility/
If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in all sub-skills).
How to apply
You must apply through the University's online postgraduate application system. To do this please ‘Create a new account' and follow instructions carefully. You will need to:
• insert programme code 8201F in the ‘programme of study' section
• select ‘Doctor of Philosophy Geography as Science Band 1A (full time) - Geography as a Science' as the programme of study
• insert studentship project reference code (GPSEP1 or GPSEP2) in the studentship/partnership reference field
Your application must include the following attachments:
1. Current CV;
2. A cover letter (max 2 pages A4), detailing the title of the studentship, the studentship reference code (available from the project synopses at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/gps/about/funding/schoolfunding/#phdstudentships
), your reasons for applying for a PhD and how your interests and experience relate to the project
3. Two references, where possible not from your prospective supervisor(s);
4. Transcripts and certificates of your previous qualifications obtained to date.
5. If English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualification
For academic queries please contact the supervisory team for your chosen project. For administrative queries please e-mail [email protected]