Research course

INSPIRE Doctoral Trainng Programme

University of Southampton · Ocean and Earth Science

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements:

BSc/MSci 2:1

and/or Masters (MSc or MRes) at Merit/Distinction level (>60%).

and/or evidence of significant relevant professional experience equivalent to Masters level.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

INSPIRE is the Interdisciplinary Southampton Partnership for Investigators Researching the Environment. It aims to equip environmental scientists to excel in their chosen field, to thrive in interdisciplinary research teams, to apply cutting edge technology to environmental research, and to act as ambassadors of global environmental issues to industry and society. It will train students in research, professional and transferable skills within world-leading research teams to enable them to develop as future leaders. The main scientific themes of INSPIRE are:

1. Oceans and climate

2. The dynamic Earth

3. Interaction of organisms with the global environment.

Fees and funding

INSPIRE studentships are funded by the Natural and Environmental Research Council (NERC). The stipend is in line with RCUK stipend levels. All studentships are fully funded for 3.5 years. Both UK and non-UK candidates are eligible to apply.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 4785