1st or upper 2nd class degree is required in a subject appropriate to the PhD projects applied for (see the project description for more info). Candidates with a lower class of Bachelors degree, but a good performance at the Masters level (“merit” or above) will also be considered.
We will also consider candidates with different academic paths but with experience acquired from a research position, or equivalent, that is relevant to the topic of the PhD project.
Many applicants will still be studying for their undergraduate or Masters degree, so it is fine to provide a projected or target grade for your current degree course – offers are then generally made conditional on the class of the degree actually achieved.
Months of entry
The SCENARIO NERC Doctoral Training Partnership aims to improve the ethnic diversity within its cohorts. We are committed to supporting students from Black, Asian or minoritised ethnic communities (sometimes referred to as BAME) that are currently underrepresented.
We are advertising one additional fully funded PhD Scholarship for BAME Home Candidates
in Environmental Sciences for 2023 intake.
In SCENARIO, we provide excellent training in quantitative environmental science to ensure our students become the independent thinkers that our society needs to understand the interactions between people and environmental change. Graduates of SCENARIO will become tomorrow’s leaders of the environment sector, working within research, business and government to address the environmental challenges our society is facing.
SCENARIO students are based at one of 5 host partners: University of Reading, University of Surrey, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, British Geological Survey and Institute of Zoology.
Please note that this Scholarship is for Home students only.
More Details visit https://research.reading.ac.uk/scenario/apply/scenario-scholarships-for-bame-home-candidates/
Information for international students
Not Applicable for International Students
Fees and funding
Funding for PhD studentships from NERC is only available to successful candidates who meet the eligibility criteria set out in the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) harmonized training grant terms and conditions – see Terms and conditions for training funding https://www.ukri.org/publications/terms-and-conditions-for-training-funding/ for more information.
Scenario funding is not open to students who have already started their PhD research.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time42 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Sadaf Jafri