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The 2016 Call To Prospective Students is extended to allow recruitment of PhD studentship projects

If you are interested in joining us in DREAM to study for a PhD in Big Data, Risk and Environmental Analytical methods, please contact us. We have five positions open for a potential January 2017 commencement across the four partner universities.

Background: Overall, the DREAM Centre for Doctoral Training supports three cohorts of 10 students, who join our programme in October 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively. There are vacancies in our second cohort intake of Dream studentships, with positions remaining open.

The first cohort of Dream students are now well underway with their research projects, which are described here. All our positions are competitive and the student applications and interview stage allow us to identify and select the top applicants.


I need more information
Please identify and contact one of the DREAM Management Board representatives who will be pleased to advise further.
Am I eligible to apply?
Further information is also available (e.g. on student eligibility etc.) on the NERC studentship FAQ. Please be sure to read this carefully before applying!
Residence requirements
To be eligible for a full award a student must have:
  • Settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay, and
  • Been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the studentship. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences), and
  • Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK or EU nationals).

For purposes of residence requirements the UK includes the United Kingdom and Islands (ie the Channel Islands and the Isle
of Man).

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