The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

School Funding

School Funding for Postgraduate Study

PG Scholarships

Details of any further scholarship funding opportunities will be advertised here early 2020.

PhD Scholarships

The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology is pleased to invite applications for the following EPSRC funded PhD studentship in Physical Geography (3 years full-time, start January 2020):

GPSEP1: Making, breaking and following rock avalanche agglomerates through landscapes

Successful candidates will emerge with unique skillset and experience of a wide range of techniques relevant to a broad range of geoscience disciplines. Based within Physical Geography at Newcastle University, you will have access to excellent facilities and opportunities for collaboration and mentorship with world-leading researchers. You will also engage with a regular programme of high-quality research seminars and a vibrant research culture.

Applications must be made via the University online application portal for programme 8201F, quoting GPSEP1 under 'studentship/partnership reference', and must include the following attachments:

  1. Current CV;
  2. A cover letter (max 2 pages A4), detailing the title of the studentship, the studentship reference code, reasons for applying for a PhD and how your interests and experience relate to the project
  3. Two references, where possible not from prospective supervisor(s);
  4. Transcripts and certificates of previous qualifications obtained to date.
  5. If English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualification

Full information, including instructions on how to apply is available from the University Postgraduate Funding Database

For instructions on how to apply and access to the application system, see

The closing date for applications is Friday 6th December 2019