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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences


The Stephen Mills Postgraduate Studentships

The Department of Earth Sciences, is pleased to announce two (2) MSc by Research awards intended to benefit students undertaking research in the Earth or Natural Sciences. These awards are kindly funded by a bequest from Stephen Mills an alumnus of the department. These two awards will provide for UK/EU tuition fees only (£4,327) and one of the awards is for Durham alumni only.
Please do contact potential supervisors about proposed research projects ( before submitting an application. All applications must be submitted using the University's on-line application form that can be found at

Application deadline is Thursday 2 April by 17.00 (GMT).

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me ( or Louise Bowron (

(3 Mar 2020)

Fully funded PhD opportunities in Low carbon energy transition.

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) entitled GeoNetZero is a new program of PhD research and training set up to address key areas in Geoscience and their role in the Low Carbon Energy Transition and Challenge of Net Zero ( We are pleased to announce two fully funded 4 year PhD studentships as part of the CDT who will join a diverse and large postgraduate community in the Department of Earth Sciences with many working on many aspects of geoenergy and low carbon transition. The 4 year CDT studentships will cover the UK standard tuition fee and stipend as set by UK Research & Innovation (the government-funded UK Research Councils body), as well as provide a Research Training and Support Grant (RTSG) of £20k over 4 years to successful applicants. Further details can be found here.

(19 Feb 2020)