Two new PhD opportunities!

Projects on understanding factors influencing the global conservation agenda and interactions between conservation and development in West Africa.

Project details

We are currently advertising two new PhD projects within the group as part of the School of GeoScience’s NERC E3 DTP (click titles for more information):

  1. The shaping of the global conservation agenda
    CASE studentship with IUCN
    Working at the forefront of conservation policy, this project will examine how conservation priorities differ between nations and amongst non-governmental organisations and how these differences shape the global conservation agenda.
  2. Quantifying the effects of development projects on biodiversity conservation in West Africa
    CASE studentship with RSPB
    This project aims to understand how development projects and biodiversity conservation interact, focusing on the case of Gola Forest in West Africa.


The deadline for applications for both projects is 12pm on 11th January 2018


Information on how to apply is available at:


RCUK eligibility rules apply, so sadly there are a few restrictions on the applications we can accept:

  •  Eligible for a full funding: UK/EU citizens or settled overseas students only, who have worked and/or studied in the UK for at least three years before the programme starts (this applies to all, including British citizens).
  • Eligible for fees-only: UK/EU citizens who do not comply with the 3-year UK residency criteria. The award includes fees and research cost but not stipend. Students have to find match funding to cover their living costs for 3,5 years minimum.
  • Not Eligible: Overseas students who are on/would need a Visa.

More information

To find out more about the E3 DTP programme please check out the website: