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STFC PhD Studentship in Planetary Science

Applications have now closed for this PhD opportunity.

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences will have an STFC-funded PhD studentship available in the field of planetary science from 1 October 2017.

The successful candidate will be based in the Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck which has a strong record in training planetary science PhD students and provides a rich environment in which to develop knowledge in multiple areas of lunar and planetary science. The studentship will cover all fees and a student stipend (currently £16,296 pa) for UK residents, and fees only for EU nationals (for full details on what is covered by the studentship please see the STFC website.)


PhD projects

The following projects are available - click on the titles to display PDFs with project information:

Suggest your own research topic

In addition to the projects specified above, we encourage potential PhD students to suggest their own research topics in the field of planetary science. If you are interested in this possibility, please first discuss it informally with Prof Ian Crawford (

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

  1. Interested candidates should apply online through the Department's PhD prospectus page - use the Apply now link to go to the application form.
  2. Once you've submitted your on-line application, you also need to email Professor Crawford ( stating that you have done so and specifying which project(s) you are most interested in, or if you wish to suggest your own project.

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