Faculty of Environment

Postgraduate research degrees

A research degree will take you to the forefront of subject knowledge and open up

a world of career options in industry or academia.

PhD Opportunities

Key areas of research include atmospheric science and climate change; exploration geophysics, structural geology and geodynamics; petroleum geology; understanding and challenging the neoliberal city; ecology and global change; sedimentary fluid dynamics, environmental governance and policy; geographical information systems; sustainability and water systems.

The Faculty also hosts Europe's largest university-based transport teaching and research organisation whose aim is to advance the understanding of global transport with research covering economics, policy, safety, driver behaviour and low carbon society.

With the current global emphasis on environmental change we are equipped to lead research on fundamental problems relating to both the natural and human environment and influence policy at national and international levels.

Facilities are of an international standard and include a suite of electron microscopes, state-of-the art geochemistry and fluid dynamics laboratories, dedicated computer clusters (including high performance computing) and one of the world’s most advanced driving simulators in a research organisation.

In Geography

You will belong to one or more research clusters along with academics, post-docs and other researchers.

In Earth and Environment

One of the largest research clusters of Earth, environmental and social scientists in the UK and internationally.

In Transport Studies

Advancing the understanding of global transport and developing skills in transport professionals.