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PhD Studentships

 PhD students enjoy a weekend away to welcome new arrivals in October 2016

The School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences is home to a thriving campus-based research community located in Milton Keynes.

At any one time, we have about 25 full-time PhD students based here on campus along with another 5 or so students located at other institutes and locations around the UK, who are studying at either full-time or part-time rates.

In terms of research areas, we have students working across each of our main research themes, on a variety of topics covering Earth, Environmental and Ecosystem Sciences. These include geological processes, oceanography, polar science, Earth systems modelling, palaeoclimate, biogeochemistry and geochemistry, micropalaeontology, microbiology, grass and wetland ecology, peatland stability and greenhouse gas cycles.

There is a much larger PhD student community here on campus, with over 300 research students based in the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics alone, and a total of around 900 research students across the four faculties and three institutes that make up the Open University.

On these pages you can find out about:

If you are a school or undergraduate student thinking about a career in science you may want to consider a work experience placement.

If you have any questions or want to find out more about a PhD Studentship with us, please contact the Postgraduate Research Tutor, Pallavi Anand.


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