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PhD Scolarships Program in The Oil and Gas Training Academy UK, 2018

Publish Date: Mar 15, 2018

Deadline: Apr 13, 2018

PhDs Opportunities at University of Aberdeen

The School of Geosciences Overview

The School of Geosciences is formed of a diverse and eclectic collection of academic staff who share an interest in the Earth.

School tries to answer some of the biggest questions: 

  • how our planet originated?
  • how humans interact with it?
  • how can we live on it in a sustainable way?

Research and teaching take students from the origins of life to the future of transport; from the deepest ocean to the crest of the Himalayas; from Stone Age villages to the canyons of New York City.

Because of being part of College of Physical Sciences, The School has close working relationships with chemists, engineers, mathematicians, physicists and computer scientists. However, The School is built around three core academic disciplines:

  • Archaeology
  • Geography
  • Geology

They all rely on knowledge of the surface of the Earth and how  humans use it; each has a distinct identity and contributes to the School by teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Interdisciplinary teaching is encouraged and joint honors degrees are encouraged. The School's disciplines are united in teaching and researching field-based subjects.

School research ranges across the whole of the geosciences in both the social and natural sciences, addressing topics as diverse as mitigation of E. coli risk, to development of the topography of Sakhalin. The School recognizes future groupings and areas of research where the whole School can contribute such:

  •  future energy options
  •  development of digital societies
  •  catastrophic natural processes
  •  hydrology and drainage evolution
  •  human impacts on the natural environment.

In addition to creating world-class research clusters, staff of the School recognises a duty to the local area and community: to maintain the technology base which underpins the economy of the city and the region, to assist articulation and debate of policy options and to help local people to an awareness of the history and environment of their region.

Ph.D. Program Terms and Conditions

The School of Geosciences has TWO scholarships associated with the UK’s Oil and Gas Training Academy for entry in September-October 2018. These will be filled from the list of topics below.

The Oil and Gas Training Academy provides continuity from the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Oil and Gas, and, as before, successful applicants will benefit from being enrolled in a nationwide cohort of students who receive training in a broad range of skills and experience suitable to follow a career in the energy industry.

Four Ph.D. topics are offered this year, from which The School will appoint two studentships.

The studentships are for 4 years and are fully funded, with stipend and fees, together with research expenses. Potential applicants should approach the named supervisors for further information, beyond that in the pdf associated with the titles above.

Note that the School will be obliged to fill at least one of the two studentships with a UK (home) applicant. The other may also be filled by an individual from within the EU. Regrettably, these studentships are not available to general international students as the additional fee-components are not included in the award. However, international students with access to their own scholarship funds who are interested in any of the four topics listed above can contact the supervisors who may be able to set up a similar research project, outside the Training Academy.


Applications must be made through the University’s central admissions system. Applications should identify the Oil and Gas Training Academy as the funding source.

  • Entrance requirements for a Ph.D. at the University of Aberdeen are either a Masters degree or a first or upper-second class Honours degree in an appropriate area from an approved university (or an equivalent qualification).
  • Those with lower qualifications may be asked to register for a Masters degree by research (Mlitt, MSc, MTh, LLM, MLE or MRes) with satisfactory progress allowing conversion to a Ph.D. programme.

In order to apply applicant should:

  1. Define the research area
  2. Select the best School or Institute corresponding to an applicant
  3. Consider a pre-defined P.h.D project
  4. Contact potential supervisors
  5. Write the research proposal
  6. Submit the online application
  7. Accept the offer

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below

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