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PhD – Doctoral research

PhD – Doctoral research

We are actively seeking new PhD research students across all subject areas presented on this website. If you have a potential PhD topic you would like to discuss with us, please contact the relevant member of staff to discuss it. Further helpful and important information can be found at the Department of Geography's web site 'How to apply for a PhD'.

PhD opportunities

Potential funding for PhD projects in the social sciences and humanities is offered through the Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, the Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership, the Cambridge Trust, Gates Cambridge, colleges and other funds. If you have a particular idea or project that you wish to discuss, you are strongly encouraged to contact a potential supervisor at the earliest opportunity.

Potential funding for PhD projects in the physical sciences is offered through the Cambridge NERC Earth Systems Science Doctoral Training Programme, the Cambridge Trust, Gates Cambridge, colleges and other funds.

Details regarding the fees for the course, and other sources of funding, are available in the main University Graduate Studies Prospectus. These include different sources of funding based on topic, background of the applicant and other factors. Consideration for some awards is automatic with your application, but some awards require you to apply specifically.

Please note: as well as the information above, further information about the PhD and how to apply using the on-line application process is available at the University's Graduate Admissions Office.