PhD Opportunities At York

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Departments of Biology, Environment, Archaeology and Chemistry


ACCE DTP brings together the very best in environmental, ecological and evolutionary research across the Universities of York, Sheffield and Liverpool, together with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH). Students will benefit from a Ph.D. training program that has interdisciplinary collaboration at its core. The aim is to produce multi-skilled researchers equipped to tackle cutting edge environmental science of global significance, embedded within a unique, supportive training environment.

At York, the NERC Partnership brings together researchers from the Departments of Biology, Environment, Archaeology, and Chemistry. All projects are co-supervised, most of them with supervisors in different institutions, in order to foster innovative science, collegiality, and breadth of experience.

Biology Department via ACCE DTP offers projects across the spectrum of environmental science, focussing on ecosystem services, climate change, biodiversity, and evolution. We are offering 6 projects where the lead supervisor was based in York Biology. In addition, there were projects also available in the departments of Environment, Archaeology, and Chemistry.

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Please read the ‘How to apply‘ before submitting your application.

You can find a full description of each individual project at each department if you click on the links below.

Department of Biology

Environment Department


Chemistry Department