School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Postgraduate Research


PhD Studentships - save money on your study

We offer a variety of funding awards for students looking to do postgraduate research in our subjects. Check out the:

  • 22 BBSRC PhD studentships – Newcastle-Liverpool-Durham Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) in Biosciences (Agriculture, Biosciences, Biotechnology, Bioenergy, Food Security)
  • 12 IAPETUS NERC PhD Studentships – Geography, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Civil Engineering, Computing, and Geoscience
  • 6 PhD Studentships - Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI)

Value of awards

Awards can be worth 100% of tuition fees at UK/EU rate plus an annual stipend of £14,553 (subject to Research Council UK increase for 2018/19 entry).

Four fully funded PhD studentships on the SDGs

Building upon its success in connecting Newcastle University’s research with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Institute for Sustainability is increasing its focus on supporting research to influence policy and practice to deliver the Goals.

Thanks to the support of the University’s Endowments Group, the Institute has funding for a cohort of fully funded PhD studentships at Newcastle University. For the 2018/2019 intake, the Institute will support four outstanding graduates wishing to undertake a PhD programme in research to policy and practice related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The studentships are tenable for three years in any NU Faculty, cover Band 2 tuition fees and a stipend.

Deadline for applications: 29 January 2018