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PhD opportunities


PhD Students 

 The Research centre offers a rich academic environment for the training of post-graduate students, at masters, and especially PhD level. Our staff are very experienced tutors and the University has a Graduate School to support new students as they settle into university life at Plymouth.

Looking for a PhD or have your own idea?

 We are happy for students to make informal enquiries about studying for a PhD with the research group. If you have a project idea of your own, then please send a two page outline of your research proposal (including background, hypothesis, aims, main experimental approach, your training needs, reference list) plus a short 2 page CV to Professor Richard Handy

You have PhD funding and are looking for a host laboratory

We welcome students who have already obtained funding (e.g., scholarship, grant awards) and whose interests fit our core research themes. Students may make enquiries as above. Places in our laboratory are very competitive, as students will be working in a centre that is recognised internationally for ecotoxicology and chemistry.

Visiting student

Some students may wish to visit our laboratory for a period to learn research methods, and develop their international connections. The research centre does host visiting students as part of their formal PhD training. The minimum duration of a visit is typically six months, although one year visits are more common.

Prospective students should also visit the Graduate School for further information.  

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