Postgraduate research

Updated 4 April 2016. Fully-funded PhD studentships are available in the Department of Meteorology. Please click here for details.

We welcome applications from well-qualified candidates, with undergraduate or masters degrees in environmental sciences, mathematics, physics or closely related subjects, for PhD projects. The Department of Meteorology has a number of PhD studentships which include full funding for both University fees and living costs for UK, and sometimes other European Union, students.

Use your science or maths degree

Our funding includes a Doctoral Training Partnership SCENARIO: Postgraduate centre in the SCience of the Environment: Natural and Anthropogenic pRocesses, Impacts and Opportunities from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and for a Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) Centre for Doctoral Training from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

SCENARIO is a partnership between the Department of Meteorology, other NERC-relevant activity at the University of Reading, the University of Surrey, the British Geological Survey, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, and many other partners including the Met Office. See the SCENARIO website. SCENARIO provides fully-funded studentships for UK students (including University fees and living costs). All Meteorology projects will be listed both on these pages and on the SCENARIO website and it is only necessary to apply once for all Meteorology PhDs.

MPE is a partnership between the Department of Meteorology, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Reading and Imperial College London, with numerous other partners including the Met Office and the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts. MPE will provide fully-funded studentship for students from throughout the European Union. The 4-year MPE program begins with a jointly awarded MRes in the first year. MPE has a separate application system - see the MPE website.

Students interested in inter-disciplinary research should explore the Climate Justice programme, which funds 5 scholarships at the University of Reading for September 2016 entry. Applications to Climate Justice are welcomed for proposals in politics, ethics, law, philosophy, international relations, economics, geography, development, and science studies, and for interdisciplinary projects spanning these areas. More information, including how to apply, are available here.

Please contact if you are interested in applying and need additional information.

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