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PhD for International Students

Lancaster Environment Centre (UK) is offering one fully-funded PhD studentship to a student from developing countries within the field of Environment. The studentships will cover all fees for a three year PhD, a stipend of a minimum of £15,009 (2019/20 rate) to cover living costs and research support and training grant to cover research costs.

Applicants are invited from nationals of countries with medium or low human development as defined by the United Nations Human Development Programme Development Report published in 2018. Applicants should hold a good undergraduate degree and meet university English Language requirements.

Applicants should hold a good UK equivalent undergraduate degree and are asked to submit a CV, a one-page personal statement outlining their experience and why they would like to study for PhD and a two-page research proposal which details the research they would like to conduct at Lancaster Environment Centre. Please do not send an application longer than two pages, if you do then only the first two pages will be considered. In their research proposal applicants are also asked to identify up to three potential supervisors for their research. Supervisors must be members of academic staff at Lancaster Environment Centre, a list of academic staff can in each of our Research Groups. Please select staff members with research expertise in your chosen area. Applications should be submitted by email with LEC Open Call specified in the subject line. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2020.

As one of the world's largest centres for environmental research, Lancaster Environment Centre's academic expertise spans the natural and social sciences, offering balanced perspectives on what are complex societal challenges. We have more than 65 academic staff, 160 PhD students and 50 post-doctoral researchers spanning the social, physical and biological aspects of the environment.

Lancaster University is a highly ranked global university and is ranked in the top 10 UK universities in three major league tables. Lancaster University was awarded the highest possible score in the UK governments teaching excellence framework and was awarded the International University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. Lancaster is a research-intensive university, with 35% of our research classed as world-leading and 48% classed as internationally excellent in the UK Government's latest independent review.