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Available studentships for the 2024/25 cohort will be added here throughout September, October and November 2023. Applications will open early November 2023.

A list of the projects for the department are available on our web site -

Information can be found at:

If you have any questions about applying for IAPETUS studentship, in the first instance, applicants should contact the project supervisors or Louise Bowron at (

These PhD studentships will provide for UK tuition fees and a full stipend at UK Research & Innovation recommended levels for each year of study. Funding is available for both UK citizens. Students must begin their research on 1st October 2023.

Named after the ancient ocean that closed to bring together England and Scotland, IAPETUS is a partnership that joins the leading research universities of Durham, Glasgow, Heriot Watt, Newcastle, St Andrews and Stirling, together with the British Antarctic SurveyBritish Geological Survey and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, in a united approach to doctoral research and training the next generation of leaders in the science of the natural environment.