Doctoral Training Centres

The three partners at the heart of the Graduate School for the Environment have a strong track record for creating new and pioneering opportunities for postgraduate researchers in the form of a number of leading Doctoral Training Centres.

Lancaster Environment Centre, Rothamsted Research and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology all play a central role in several Doctoral Training Centres designed to offer dozens of fully funded PhD studentship opportunities every year.

They take a characteristically multidisciplinary approach and involve collaborations with other universities, research institutes, industry partners and non-governmental organisations. They represent an additional way in which we can help you advance your studies and career prospects – surrounded by a cohort of like-minded peers and working in a well-funded environment designed to promote high-quality, high-impact research.

Envision

Envision

Led from Lancaster, but with university and business links across Britain, Envision is a government-funded £4.9 million initiative designed to create the next generation of environmental scientists. As a successful candidate, you will receive the doctoral training and real-world employment experience you need to launch you on a successful career in the environmental sector.

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STARS

STARS

Soils Training And Research Studentships (STARS) is a doctoral training centre involving eight universities and research institutes. It offers PhD studentships to a cohort of eleven graduates every year, providing you with an unparalleled UK-wide support structure to help you establish yourself as a soil science specialist.

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Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

Led by Lancaster Environment Centre, the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is designed to support collaboration between universities and businesses, delivering high-quality, business-led research to create eco-innovative technologies, products and services. This work is underpinned by a team of postgraduate researchers, who are given the chance to study for an industry-focussed funded PhD and launch their own careers in research and development.

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North West Doctoral Training Centre

Every year around 60 postgraduates begin studentships at the North West Doctoral Training Centre – the largest such centre to be funded by the Economic and Social Research Council in England. Drawing on the capabilities of the universities of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester, the centre supports postgraduate research across the full range of social science disciplines, including in areas such as human geography, development and the environment.

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