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Geology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Triassic Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Basin Development in the Ula Field Area, Norway - Aker BP
  Prof A Hartley, Prof D Jolley
Application Deadline: 29 July 2019

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Triassic strata remain a potentially untapped resource in the Ula Field and surrounding areas of the Norwegian sector. To date only limited sedimentological and stratigraphic information are available for the Triassic strata in this area.
  Hydraulically fractured reservoirs and optimising EOR processes
  Dr A Sharifi, Dr R Rafati, Dr M Manzari
Applications accepted all year round

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Hydraulic fracturing is a method of producing hydrocarbons from shale reservoirs. Understanding the geomechanics of the reservoir is a key factor to predicting the fracture propagation and fluid flow in this type of rocks.
  Investigation of enhanced oil recovery processes in complex fractured reservoirs
  Dr A Sharifi, Dr R Rafati
Applications accepted all year round

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Oil recovery from fractured reservoirs is a complex process due to the presence of high-permeability fracture networks. Many processes that have been used successfully in sandstone reservoirs may not be economically feasible in fractured reservoirs.
  Climate change influences on landsliding in the British Isles
  Dr M Ibsen, Dr A P Dykes, Dr S Downward
Applications accepted all year round

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Climate change predictions for the British Isles generally indicate that there will be higher winter rainfall in future, but with more frequent high intensity rainfall events at any time of year.
  Dinoflagellate cysts and palaeoenvironmental change during Cretaceous oceanic anoxic events: a study of OAE1a
  Prof I Jarvis, Prof G Gillmore
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will study Cretaceous dinoflagellate cysts. It seeks to understand relationships between dinocysts, a proxy for marine nutrient availability and organic zooplankton fertility, and episodes of black shale (petroleum source rock) deposition during Oceanic Anoxic Events (OAEs) in the mid-Cretaceous.
  Flood mitigation schemes in rural communities in the south west of England
  Dr K Clarke, Dr A P Dykes, Dr M Ibsen
Applications accepted all year round

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There have been several severe flood events in southwest England in recent years, including Boscastle in 2004, Dawlish in 2014 and Coverack in 2014 and July 2017.
  Improved understanding of the Vaiont landslide based on refined modelling using updated geological information
  Dr A P Dykes
Applications accepted all year round

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The Vaiont landslide occurred in 1963 in northern Italy and has perplexed researchers ever since. Recently, however, new geological information and interpretations have led to an entirely new framework for understanding the event.
  PhD Studentship in Engineering - Sub-surface impacts of green infrastructure in cities
  Dr B Thomas, Prof C Kilsby
Application Deadline: 9 August 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. 23 September 2019 for 4 years. Application closing date. 17:00 Friday 9 August 2019.
  Planetary protection and the search for life in the outer solar system (ref: SF18/APP/Pearce)
  Prof D Pearce
Applications accepted all year round

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The search for life in the outer solar system is centred on the search for water and the conditions which are known to support the ‘envelope of life’ on Earth.
  Microbial life and activity on glaciers and in Arctic soils
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr J Bradley, Dr A Jungblut
Applications accepted all year round

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The Arctic plays host to a diverse range of microorganisms, including bacteria, algae, and viruses.
  Controls on the distribution and chemistry of pyrophyllite-quartz alteration in high sulphidation epithermal ore deposits: developing vectoring and fertility tools for project assessment
  Dr J Wilkinson, Dr A Wurst
Applications accepted all year round

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We seek a talented and highly motivated PhD candidate for an exciting and novel project fully-funded by Barrick Gold Corp.
  Scholarships available for SECReT: The International Training Centre for Security and Crime Related Research Degrees

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SECReT. The International Training Centre for Security and Crime Related Research Degrees View All CDTs UCL SECReT SECReT.
  Drivers of marine ecosystem change during an ancient abrupt global warming event
  Dr K Edgar, Dr R Butler
Applications accepted all year round

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The Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) ~56 million years ago, is the largest of a series of abrupt global warming events known from the Cenozoic.
  Validating Cenozoic records of deep-sea ostracod diversity
  Dr I Boomer
Applications accepted all year round

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Ostracods are microscopic, bivalved crustaceans that have a long fossil record in marine and non-marine habitats. The existence of deep-sea ostracod assemblages in today’s oceans have been known since the 19th century Challenger expedition.
  Is Arctic sea ice getting smoother and does it matter? - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr J Landy
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About The Project. We have observed unprecedented changes in the Arctic’s sea ice cover over recent decades. The area covered by sea ice at the end of summer has declined by over 13% per decade and the amount of thick, old ice in the Arctic has almost halved.
  New geophysical parameters of melting Arctic sea ice from airborne LiDAR data - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr J Landy
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About The Project. A key feature regulating the melt rate of Arctic sea ice during summer is the fractional coverage of meltwater ponds at the ice surface.
  PhD in Geographical & Earth Sciences: Delivery of water to early Earth by carbonaceous meteorites
  Prof M Lee, Dr LH Hallis
Applications accepted all year round

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This project asks whether the Earth’s hydrosphere could have come from outer space via water-rich meteorites. The focus of this work will be on analysing the abundance and hydrogen isotopic composition of water in Mighei-like (CM) carbonaceous chondrites.
  PhD in Geographical & Earth Sciences: Space weathering of carbonaceous asteroids and its astrobiological implications
  Prof M Lee, Dr C Persano, Dr L Daly
Applications accepted all year round

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Two missions are currently en route to collect samples from carbonaceous asteroids and return them to Earth. The OSIRIS-Rex mission (NASA) will sample Bennu, whereas Hayabusa2 (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA) will visit the asteroid Ryugu.
  Geography PhD opportunities

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For more than 125 years, The University of Manchester has produced globally excellent geographical research. When you undertake your PhD with us you'll be integrated into our research ethos and practices, which aim to produce both theoretically significant and policy-relevant contributions to geographical knowledge.
  PhD: Modelling the agricultural system of Shubayqa, Jordan
  Dr M Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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The student will develop an Agricultural System Model for Shubayqa, Jordan, and survey local communities in Shubayqa about their present farming practices and attitudes.
  Ørsted Research Studentship in Geotechnical Design for Offshore Wind Turbines
  Prof B Byrne
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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The successful applicant will work on a major research project led by Oxford University funded by Ørsted, and will join the new EPSRC-funded Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures CDT program.
  Accelerating sea temperature growth and intensified poleward heat transfer: global and regional risk implications
  Prof C Reid, Dr A McQuatters-Gollop
Application Deadline: 22 July 2019

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Rationale.
  Bone-metal (brittle-elastic) bond durability and fatigue derived from coupled Acoustic Emission and X-ray Computed Tomography
  Dr P Benson, Dr G Tozzi, Prof G Blunn
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a self-funded, 3 year full time PhD, to commence in October 2019 or February 2020. The PhD will be based in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and will be supervised by Dr.
  Induced fracture and fluid flow in tight oil reservoirs: viscosity and temperature effects
  Dr P Benson, Dr G Swift, Dr G Tozzi
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a self-funded, 3 year full time PhD, to commence in October 2019 or February 2020. The PhD will be based in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and will be supervised by Dr.
  Novel approaches to geological characterisation of chalk hard grounds in the North Sea
  Prof A Gale, Dr M Fowler, Dr P Reid
Application Deadline: 19 August 2019

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in October 2019. The PhD will be based in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and will be supervised by Professor Andy Gale, Dr Mike Fowler and Dr Paul Charles Reid of Aker BP.
  Source mechanics of fluid driven volcanic Earthquakes
  Dr P Benson, Dr G Tozzi
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a self-funded, 3 year full time PhD, to commence in October 2019 or February 2020. The PhD will be based in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and will be supervised by Dr.
  The earliest Lower Palaeolithic of the Middle Thames: Re-assessing the chronology and distribution of the high-level ancient river terraces
  Dr R Hosfield, Dr S Black
Applications accepted all year round

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The majority of Britain’s earliest Palaeolithic sites are associated with estuaries and/or the lower reaches of major rivers. This distribution of sites suggests that the earliest colonisers may have been restricted to coastal habitats, with their milder micro-climates and distinctive resources.
  The architecture and fluid flow properties of shallow fault systems: implications for environmental monitoring
  Dr J Roberts
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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This is an exciting opportunity to engage in international research to reduce risks of geological engineering such as Carbon Capture and Storage and to inform environmental monitoring.
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