Be part of the geospatial data revolution

Join us to take your skills and knowledge to the next level

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Geospatial Systems

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Geospatial Systems is a collaborative partnership between Newcastle University and the University of Nottingham, established in 2019.


With the Geospatial Commission predicting that opening-up geospatial data in the UK could have an annual economic impact of £11bn, and a global geospatial industry worth $500bn, the aim of the CDT is to train the next generation of world-leading geospatial engineers and scientists.


Maximising the benefits of cutting edge technologies

Through undertaking a comprehensive four year training PhD programme, which has been specifically developed by our world-leading geospatial scientists and informed by our industry partners, the CDT will provide PhD researchers with high-level, industry standard, knowledge and skills in; the Internet of Things, Big Data Management, and new analytical methods such as Artificial Intelligence.



The benefits of joining our programme


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World leading experts

Specialist PhD training developed by world-leading geospatial scientists and industry partners.

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A joint PhD programme fully integrated between two leading universities.

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A substantive research and training grant (RTSG) in addition to fees and stipend.

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A supportive cohort environment.

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Expert advice

Direct access to experts from industry.

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Specialist training

Specialist training in enterprise, leaderships and engagement, and Responsible research and Innovation

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Unlock true potential

Access to state of the art facilities, training and support from both partner institutions.

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A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.


Working with you 

Effective industrial partnerships are vital to produce the next generation of industry-fit leaders in geospatial engineering and data science.


Ways to Engage
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How to apply

Take your knowledge to the next level


Point Step 1

Applicants should submit an application to their desired host institution.

Point Step 2

Applications will be reviewed by the CDT Programme Team after the closing date and applicants will be informed if they have been invited to interview stage. Please note: we will keep you up-to-date with your application progress via email.

Point Step 3

Applicants that make stage two of the recruitment process will be invited attend an interview with the CDT Programme Team.

Point Step 4

Interview decisions will be communicated to applicants.

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PhD researchers

Our talent

Our reseachers joined the CDT in Geospatial Systems and are studying or have completed the MRes in Geospatial Data Science

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