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We have 9 Pollution PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Southampton



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Pollution PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Southampton

We have 9 Pollution PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Southampton

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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Understanding phytoplankton metabolism by single cell sequencing

Project Overview. The aim is to resolve gene expression of individual cells in marine samples by a new sequencing approach. This information can help us understand how microbes turn over nutrients, mutually interact, and adapt their physiology to environmental change such as coastal water pollution and climate change. Read more

Towards a mechanistic understanding of how chemical contaminants affect marine invertebrates, using a common jellyfish as a model organism

Project Overview. Ecosystems are widely impacted by anthropogenic activities, including the release of chemicals. Scyphozoan jellyfish, in particular the common jellyfish Aurelia spp., are widespread in coastal environments subjected to a range of natural and anthropogenic stressors. Read more

Effect of microplastics on methane-cycling in marine sediments

Project Overview. Microplastics in oceans are detrimental to marine biota and may also impact Earth’s biogeochemical cycles. However, their effects on microorganisms and microbial communities are poorly studied. Read more
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