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NERC PhD studentships in Earth and Environmental Sciences (IAPETUS2)

NERC PhD studentships in Earth and Environmental Sciences (IAPETUS)

Location: St Andrews
Salary: ~£14,777 per annum
Hours: Full time or Part time

The School of Earth and Environmental Science at University of St Andrews currently has 16 IAPETUS PhD Studentships available to Home/European Union candidates with the relevant qualifications. IAPETUS2 is the North East of England’s and Scotland’s multidisciplinary Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) for the environmental sciences funded and accredited by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), in a united approach to doctoral research and training the next generation of leaders in the science of the natural environment. IAPETUS2 Studentships cover:

  • Full payment of tuition fees;
  • A tax-free stipend set at ~£14,777/year (UK residents only)
  • Access to extensive research support funding and facilities;
  • A wide range of technical and general skills training.
NERC PhD studentships in Earth and Environmental Sciences (IAPETUS2)

IAPETUS2 projects are co-supervised in partner institutions within the DTP and sometimes include additional external supervisors. Here is a list of IAPETUS2 project titles currently advertised at St Andrews in a range of Earth and environmental science topics:

NERC PhD studentships in Earth and Environmental Sciences (IAPETUS2)

A full list of projects currently on offer at the University of St Andrews through IAPETUS2 can be found here

For more information on the IAPETUS2 program please go to For details on one of these positions at the University of St Andrews please contact the relevant supervisor to discuss the project further (required prior to submitting an application). For more detail on PhD study in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at St Andrews, please visit our school webpage. For administrative assistance contact the PGR Secretary.

General information about studying at the University of St Andrews as well as the online application form can be found on The closing date for applications is 18th January 2019.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all and has a series of University wide diversity awards including the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award, the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter, see We welcome applications from women, persons of colour and persons with disabilities. You can find out more about Equality and Diversity in the University at

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