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Marine Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

We have 32 Marine Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

A PhD in Marine Sciences offers you the opportunity to work on research that is of importance to the field of marine sciences. You can focus your research on a particular geographical location such as an ocean, sea or inlets, or you can look at the study of marine organisms such as fish or invertebrates.

What's it like to study a PhD in Marine Sciences?

Working under the guidance of an expert supervisor, you'll work towards completion of a thesis that will make an original contribution to the field of Marine Sciences. You'll have some departmental training sessions and there may also be some core training programmes you can attend.

Most PhD programmes in Marine Sciences have a research training centre attached, meaning you will likely have access to equipment to aid your research. You may also be encouraged to attend conferences or publish your work to promote your research.

Some PhDs in Marine Sciences also come with a research aim already attached. You may also have the option of proposing your own research project, though this is less common.

PhD in Marine Sciences entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for a PhD in Marine Sciences is usually a 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a related subject, though a high Masters in a related field may also be required.

PhD in Marine Sciences funding options

The main body funding PhDs in the UK is the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Most students have funding coverage through the NERC as part of their PhD studentship, which is awarded with a tuition fee waiver. However, it is possible to apply for standalone research funding elsewhere if you are planning to self-fund your PhD. Possible sources of funding include charities, trusts and government bodies.

PhD in Marine Sciences careers

Many PhD graduates in Marine Sciences go on to work in areas such as conservation, pollution, maritime trade, oil and gas and aquaculture. You may also decide to continue your research career by applying for a postdoc or research fellow position.

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Improving the accessibility of offshore wind infrastructure

Offshore wind farms are increasingly proposed for more remote and challenging environments. An example is the four “ScotWind” option sites (N1 – N4) north and west of Scotland. Read more

Improved time-stepping schemes in weather and climate models

"The task of predicting weather and climate may be reduced to the following iterative procedure. First, given the state of the system at any time (the input), use the governing equations to compute the state at a slightly later time (the output). Read more

SCENARIO: Understanding the diversity in the AMOC response to climate change (SC2023_21)

  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is a system of currents in the North Atlantic which involves warm water flowing northward in the upper ocean, balanced by a southward ‘return’ flow of cold water at depth. Read more

SCENARIO: New approaches to ocean state analysis for climate and forecasting applications (SC2023_43)

  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
Reconstructing present-day and past ocean temperature salinity and circulation states is critical both to making long-range weather and climate forecasts and for understanding how the ocean has responded over the last century to imbalances in the Earth’s energy budget due to global warming. Read more

SCENARIO - Moist processes and their interaction with storm tracks (SC2023_09)

  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
Co-supervisors. Prof. Thomas Spengler, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway. Prof. Valerio Lucarini, Department of Mathematics, University of Reading. Read more

AI-Based Approaches for Ocean Forecast and Development of Ensemble Ocean Climate Data

The Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training (SCDT) in "Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Ocean Forecasts for Marine Operations" is pleased to announce an available PhD studentship position at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde. Read more

Breathing Oceans: An investigation into the life of the Ocean’s skin layer in controlling the ability of our Ocean’s to store greenhouse gases

  Research Group: Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
We are seeking applicants for a 3-year PhD studentship fully funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No [949495]), starting 1 September 2023. Read more

Neurosymbolic machine learning (NML) for distributed diverse environmental monitoring

Supervisory Team. Rafael Mestre, Mohammad Belal, Tim Norman. Project description. This PhD project focuses on developing innovative techniques for event detection by exploiting Neurosymbolic Machine Learning methods to data acquired using distributed fibre optic sensing (DFOS) platforms. Read more

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