IAPETUS2 PhD project opportunities 2023 - Department of Geography, Durham University, UK
Durham University, , United Kingdom
Apply before: 6 January 2023

We are delighted to announce details of 19 PhD studentship project opportunities at the Department of Geography (, Durham University (, UK. Durham Geography is a world-leading centre ( for research in Hazards and Surface Change (; Catchments and Rivers (; and Sea Level, Ice and Climate (

The Department is part of the NERC-funded IAPETUS2 ( Doctoral Training Programme, which is currently advertising (at least) 16 fully funded postgraduate studentships, to begin in October 2023. The deadline for UK and international candidates to apply to the scheme is 6th January 2023 at 12 pm (UK time).

Direct weblinks to descriptions and details of projects offered by the Department of Geography in Durham can be found below, and a full list of projects can be found at I’d be very grateful if you could share details of these projects with potential candidates, and we encourage them to contact supervisors of projects of interest to them as soon as possible. Further details about how to apply for an IAPETUS2 studentship can be found at:

IAPETUS2 is committed to developing a diverse, representative community of researchers in Environmental Science ( We particularly welcome applications from traditionally under-represented communities, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups, people with disabilities, neurodiverse, female and LGBTQ+ candidates and those from different socioeconomic backgrounds. IAPETUS2 studentships can be part-time if that mode of study is more appropriate for candidate circumstances.

With apologies for cross-posting.

All best wishes,
Matt Brain

Dr Matt Brain (he/him/his)
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
Durham University


Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group