Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

PhD research projects available at SUERC are listed below.  A variety of routes are available for funding PhD research.

To discuss the projects and funding opportunities please contact the lead supervisor.

  • IAPETUS2 DTP: High resolution palaeoenvironmental reconstruction from Lake Suigetsu, Japan.
    Supervisors: Richard Staff, Melanie Leng (BGS), Emma Pearson (Newcastle)
    Lake Suigetsu project description
  • E4 DTP: Field testing of numerical models of landscape evolution using the fluvial archive: case study in the Rio Bergantes, Spain.
    Supervisors: Mikael Attal (University of Edinburgh), Simon Mudd (University of Edinburgh), Philippa Ascough, Richard Staff
    Numerical models of landscape evolution project description
  • E4 DTP: Understanding the source and evolution of low volcanic flux ocean islands: Ascension Island, South Atlantic
    Supervisors: Finlay Stuart, Godfrey Fitton (School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh), Katy Chamberlain (School of Environmental Sciences, University of Derby)
    Ascension Island project description
  • IAPETUS2 DTP: Age, origin, and dynamics of carbon in the central Congo peatlands: radiocarbon dating plant leaf waxes to build a novel 10,000 year record of change
    Supervisors: Dr Pauline Gulliver, Dr Ian Lawson (University of St Andrews), Prof. Jaime Toney (University of Glasgow), Dr Malu Cisneros-Dozal
    Congo peatlands project description

Further Information

Postgraduate research at SUERC is usually administered by the University of Glasgow College of Science & Engineering graduate school.

Research students attend a series of training courses organised both by SUERC and the College, and training in field and laboratory techniques specific to each research project is provided by SUERC researchers.

For further information about undertaking research degrees at SUERC please contact Dr. Derek Fabel (email).