PhD Studentships

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) works with a number of University partners to train tomorrow’s leaders in Environmental Science. These collaborations, known as Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs), offer postgraduate studentships and training across the full range of multidisciplinary environments, helping to enrich the student experience.

Each DTP will create a strong and active community of students that are able - and encouraged - to integrate, work, and learn together. Students will receive in-depth, advanced research training, as well as training in the professional and transferable skills essential in today's economy.

PML is a multidisciplinary, internationally renowned, strategic marine research centre. We have a number of prestigious and exciting opportunities for outstanding students wishing to conduct PhD projects in our five areas of research excellence: Earth observation and remote sensing; biogeochemical cycling; biodiversity and molecular science; marine ecosystem modelling; and socioeconomics of ecosystem goods and services.

These PhD opportunities are developed with partners from 3 DTPs. Further details on each partnership can be found here:

  • ARIES (formerly EnvEast) (with the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent, Plymouth and Royal Holloway University of London)
  • NERC GW4+ (with the Universities of Bristol, Bath, Exeter and Cardiff)
  • SWBio (with the Universities of Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Exeter, alongside Rothamsted Research)
 

For information on the specific projects PML scientists are supervising please see the information below.
Please note that the application process and deadlines differ between DTPs.  


See what some of our current PhD students have been working on: 

The PhD projects hosted at PML are as follows:

ARIES Partnership

Lead Supervisor

Co-Supervisor/s

Project Title

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For further information on the projects individuals are encouraged to contact the lead supervisor directly.


The following tables hold information in which PML will be co-supervising PhD projects within doctoral training partnerships but not directly leading these projects. For information relating to these projects please contact the lead supervisor at the relevant DTP. 
 

ARIES Partnership

Lead Supervisor

Co-Supervisor/s

Project Title

tbc

 

 


For further information on the projects individuals are encouraged to contact the lead supervisor directly.
 

NERC GW4+ Partnership

 

Lead Supervisor

Co-Supervisor/s

Project Title

tbc    
 

For further information on the projects individuals are encouraged to contact the lead supervisor directly.

 

SWBio Partnership

 

Lead Supervisor

Co-Supervisor/s

Project Title

tbc

 

 

 



For further information on the projects individuals are encouraged to contact the lead supervisor directly.