SUPER PhD projects (2024 start)

The SUPER remit supports the holistic study of the ecological dynamics of systems from headland rivers and catchments through lowland regions and riparian systems to estuarine and coastal waters and marine ecosystems. 

Projects that will start on Monday 7 October 2024 will be advertised from December 2023. Please check back for details.

The ECORISC Centre for Doctoral Training have produced videos to support prospective PhD students, including preparing a PhD application, tips on meeting potential supervisors, and preparing for a PhD interview and presentation, which you may find helpful. You can also read the SUPER DTP top interview tips.

SUPER studentships

A 3.5 year (42 month) studentship includes:
• Home (UK) rate tuition fees each year*;
• A yearly stipend based on RCUK rates (£18,622 for the 2023/24 academic year); and 
• Separate funding for research training and professional development.

*for International students, there may be funding available to cover the full international tuition fee through the respective institution and this should be discussed with the Principal Investigator (PI). If funds are not available, the candidate will be required to cover the difference in fees each year (this may be in excess of £10,000 per annum). 

Part-time study is an option, with a minimum of 50% of full-time effort (7 years; 84 months). Funding will be provided pro-rata.

In general, applicants to the SUPER DTP are expected to have a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent). Institutions may have more stringent or further eligibility requirements, please see adverts below for more information.

To find out more about the SUPER DTP, please see our video below.

Demystifying the DTP