Doctoral Training Centres

You can also apply for a PhD at one of the Doctoral Training Centres and Partnerships that work with the Graduate School for the Environment. All vacancies are also advertised in the Funded PhD section.

  • Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

    Eco-innovation delivers the goals of sustainable and equitable societies and economies, including sustainable development. This is achieved through commercially viable approaches to global issues.

  • Envision

    The Envision Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) brings together a powerful group of UK researchers with industry and non-governmental organisations’ partners to provide a new generation of environmental scientists with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to take on the challenges of a changing world.


    ECORISC draws together a critical mass of internationally recognised scientists from the universities of York, Cardiff, Exeter, Lancaster, Sheffield, and the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH) who are ranked among the best in the UK in Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Environmental Science.

  • NorthWestBio

    The NWB DTP is a new BBSRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) delivered between the Universities of Glasgow, Lancaster, Queen’s Belfast and Strathclyde. Each partner has proven expertise in research that addresses global challenges and provides access to outstanding research facilities and infrastructure.

  • Waitrose CTP

    Waitrose is leading a £2m collaborative training partnership with Lancaster University, University of Reading, University of Warwick and Rothamsted Research to address global food security.

  • North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership

    The North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) is a consortium of the Universities of Central Lancashire, Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool, and Manchester. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), it supports postgraduate studentships and training in the social sciences in the North West of England.