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Sustainable Futures (University of Bath) Joint SWDTP and NERC GW4+ Studentship

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

Applicants are invited to submit project proposals that develop the dialogue and debate between environmental sciences and social sciences. Two particularly topical issues to the UK are fracking, and nuclear development at Hinkley Point. Both issues have a complex interplay between scientific knowledge and economics, policy and regulation (local, UK and global), safety, and public perception. The responses to these problems are diverse and rapidly developing with no obvious answer. However, this joint call is not limited to these two areas, so if you have a project that is interdisciplinary in nature and straddles the NERC and ESRC remits then please apply.

Key points include

  • One or two PhD studentships will be awarded each year on a competitive basis.
  • Students (from a wide range of social science disciplinary backgrounds) are invited to submit projects.
  • Applications must demonstrate a good understanding of the environmental science surrounding the social science issues
  • Students will be expected to start September/October annually


Students will need to complete:

  1. an application to study the PhD Sustainable Future
  2. a PhD Funding Request Form


Thursday 2 February 2017 at 12.00 noon (GMT)

Further information and how to apply can be found on our website.

If you have any questions please contact Dr Tim Kurz, Director of Studies for the Sustainable Futures Pathway at the University of Bath or visit the SWDTP website.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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