The NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP) is a consortium of excellence in innovative research training, designed to train tomorrow’s leaders in environmental science. This DTP is led by the University of Bristol, with the Universities of Exeter, Bath, Cardiff (GW4 Alliance) plus six Research Organisations; British Antarctic Survey, British Geological Survey, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Met Office, Natural History Museum and Plymouth Marine Laboratory and twenty-six associate partners. This partnership creates a multi-disciplinary arena in NERC sciences and has a long-standing commitment to PhD training.
Providing a broad training in earth and environmental sciences is a key aim of the NERC GW4+ DTP. Our training programme is designed to be both inter- and multidisciplinary in nature and to equip students with a range of generic and specialised skills. Another key feature of our PhD training programme is the opportunity to undertake field courses in locations within the UK and overseas, with strong international links already existing within the NERC GW4+ DTP.
Over thirty seven studentships are available annually as part of this NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.