SUPER Studentships

A 3.5 year (42 month) studentship includes:
• Home (UK) rate tuition fees each year*;
• A yearly stipend based on RCUK rates (£16,062 for the 2022/23 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.

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SUPER PhD projects now looking for students 

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. Following our fourth call for PhD studentship proposals we are pleased to announce that the following projects are looking for students. Click on the titles to find out more and apply. The start date for projects is Monday 3 October 2022.

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Call for SUPER PhD proposals from HEI PIs

Our fourth call for PhD studentship proposals is now closed to academic supervisors.

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. The fourth call under the SUPER DTP remains broad in scope, and we invite applications across the full SUPER remit, which embraces terrestrial, freshwater and all marine habitats.

Find out more about the call and associated terms and conditions here.

We are grateful to have received outline project suggestions from NatureScot (view here) and from Marine Scotland Science (view here). Keep checking back as other organisations may also have suggestions to contribute.

Applications should be submitted on the Year 4 SUPER-project-proposals-application-form (you may need to use a web browser other than Chrome to access this Word document, or download the Chrome ‘Office editingextension) and returned to superdtp@st-andrews.ac.uk by 17.00 on Friday 24 September 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.