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When applying to the CDT, applicants are required to submit an application to their desired host institution (i.e. the University they wish to study at) of either Newcastle University or the University of Nottingham. This can be done using the application links below.
Please note: applications are for 1+3 PhD and in year one candidates will study on an MRes in Geospatial Data Science. Therefore, applications at both Newcastle and Nottingham will initially be to the MRes programme.
Applicants should submit an application to their desired host institution.
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.
Applicants that make stage two of the recruitment process will be invited attend an interview with the CDT Programme Team.
Interview decisions will be communicated to applicants.
Students are invited to submit an application outlining their own research proposal, interests and experience and how these relate to the CDT. However, the CDT do have examples of research projects that are available in the CDT. Please see our PhD Projects Page for project outlines.
When completing an application, please quote the relevant studentship code in the studentship/partnership reference box. To submit your own proposal, use GEO23_00. If you are applying for a specific project, please use the reference on that project brief.
In the postgraduate application system, ‘Create an account’.
Select type of study as Postgraduate Research and search for course title ‘Geospatial Data Science as the programme of study, and enter the related studentship code in the studentship / partnership reference box, e.g. GEO23_00 (see PhD Projects Page for studentship codes).
The relevant studentship code should also be quoted in your covering letter. If you are applying for an EPSRC and industry studentship, you will need to include both relevant codes (e.g. GEO23_00, and GEO23_01) in your covering letter.
Please note, there is an application fee payable for the University of Nottingham. Applications will not be accepted without this fee being paid. The CDT will reimburse candidates for this fee IF they are successful at application stage and invited to attend in interview.
In the MyNottingham portal, select ‘Apply for a new course’, select programme ‘MRes Geospatial Data Science’ and follow instructions on Nottingham’s Postgraduate Study page quoting the reference ‘U3019’.
Please also quote this reference in your covering letter. In addition, you must ensure that you name, Stuart Marsh, when asked to name a supervisor on your application. If you are applying for a specific Phd Project, plus include both codes in your supporting documents (e.g. U3019, and GEO23_00).
As part of an application at Newcastle or Nottingham, you are required to attach the following mandatory documents
Please note, the following, additional documents may be required to submit an application at Newcastle University or University of Nottingham. Only applications submitted by our closing date with a full suite of required documents can be considered.
When applying to the University of Nottingham, International applicants who have already completed a level 7 qualification in the UK will be required to upload a copy of your previous CAS, BRP card and a reference letter from your previous UK institution along with your transcript and degree certificate when you apply.
Candidates should have a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Computing, Engineering, Geography, Geomatics, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, or related disciplines. Home and International students (including EU) are welcome to apply but please note that there are a limited number of international awards available and fees are awarded at UK home rate. Further information will be provided at application stage
For general CDT and application enquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a minimum of 11 fully-funded EPSRC PhD studentship awards available across Newcastle University and the University of Nottingham. Students are welcome to apply with their own research vision which we will help shape during the first year of the programme, our MRes in Geospatial Systems, with input from research teams at both Newcastle University and University of Nottingham. We also have a number of CDT Projects available for direct applications.
Please visit our PhD Researchers page for details on topics currently being undertaken in the CDT.
Further information can be found on our studentships page.
We welcome applications from Home and International (incl. EU) students from a range of backgrounds, including Computing, Engineering, Geography, Geomatics, Mathematics and related disciplines, and are fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion to ensure fair opportunity for all. Please note that there are a limited number of international awards available.
Successful applicants will receive full fees and an annual living allowance which is based on the UKRI 2023/24 rate (estimated minimum award £18,550). A substantive Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) of £22,000 to cover the costs for consumables, travel, conferences, and access to placement opportunities with industrial partners.
For general enquiries about CDT studentships, email email@example.com
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