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Postgraduate research opportunities 

Environmental Research

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Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) is a dynamic research centre that is home to state-of-the-art analytical technology that we use to address major issues in environmental, earth and life sciences.

Overview

Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) is home to state-of-the-art analytical technology, used to address major issues in environmental, earth and life sciences. Our students are trained to become experts in analytical science, and benefit from access to the wide range of equipment and technical expertise.

We comprise approximately 40 academic staff, research assistants, fellows and post-graduate research students that contribute to RCUK, EU and industrially funded research projects. We host several national Facilities for NERC.

We have strong links to science research at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and host many visiting international researchers.

Research groups

Research at SUERC is organised around three main themes:

Illustrative research topics

  • Quaternary geochronology (14C, cosmogenic isotopes, OSL, 210Pb)
  • High precision geohronology & thermochronology of deep time (Rb/Sr, Ar/Ar, (U-Th)/He)
  • Tracing and timing climate and environmental change
  • Environmental C cycling (14C, stable isotopes)
  • Fluids in Earth’s crust (14C, stable and noble gas isotopes)
  • Food authentification (luminescence, stable isotopes)
  • Stable isotope biochemistry
  • Tracing man-made and natural radionuclides in the environment
  • Natural analogue studies of nuclear waste stores

 

Study options

  • PhD: 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time
  • MSc (Res): 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Supervisors

All our postgraduate research students are allocated a supervisor who acts as the main source of academic support and research mentoring.

You may want to identify a potential supervisor and contact them to discuss your research proposal before you apply.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or equivalent

Required documentation

Applicants should submit:

  • Transcripts/degree certificate 
  • Two references
  • A one-page research proposal
  • CV

English Language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English.

Fees and funding

Fees

2016/17

  • £4,121 home/EU
  • £18,900 international

Prices are based on the annual fee for full-time study. Fees for part-time study are half the full-time fee.

Additional fees for all students:

  • Submission by a research student £440
  • Submission for a higher degree by published work £890
  • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed £140
  • Submission by staff in receipt of staff scholarship £680
  • Research students registered as non-supervised Thesis Pending students (50% refund will be granted if the student completes thesis within the first six months of the period) £250
  • General Council fee £50
  • Depending on the nature of the research project, some students will be expected to pay a bench fee to cover additional costs. The exact amount will be provided in the offer letter.

2017/18

  • £4,195 UK/EU*
  • £19,500 outside EU

Prices are based on the annual fee for full-time study. Fees for part-time study are half the full-time fee.

* We expect that tuition fees for EU students entering in 2017 will continue to be set at the same level as that for UK students.  However, future funding arrangements for EU students will be determined as part of the UK’s discussions on its future relationship.  If you are thinking of applying for 2017 entry, we would encourage you to do so in the usual way. For further information, please see the Research Councils UK statement on international collaboration and Universities UK Brexit FAQs for universities and students.

Additional fees for all students:

  • Submission by a research student £460
  • Submission for a higher degree by published work £1,000
  • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed £200
  • Submission by staff in receipt of staff scholarship £680
  • Research students registered as non-supervised Thesis Pending students (50% refund will be granted if the student completes thesis within the first six months of the period) £260
  • General Council fee £50
  • Depending on the nature of the research project, some students will be expected to pay a bench fee to cover additional costs. The exact amount will be provided in the offer letter.

Alumni discount

A 10% discount is available to University of Glasgow alumni. This includes graduates and those who have completed a Junior Year Abroad, Exchange programme or International Summer School at the University of Glasgow. The discount is applied at registration for students who are not in receipt of another discount or scholarship funded by the University. No additional application is required.

 

Funding

View a full list of our current scholarships

Support

Resources

We house a diverse range of high quality analytical technology that is integral to our research. SUERC-based research students are trained to become experts in analytical science, and benefit from access to the wide range of equipment and technical expertise on a single site.

Any enquires regarding our facilities can be directed to Professor Fin Stuart (fin.stuart@glasgow.ac.uk)

Laboratories

  • Radiogenic isotopes
  • ICP-MS and -OES
  • Stable isotopes
  • Noble gas isotopes & Ar/Ar dating
  • Radiocarbon dating
  • Accelerator mass spectrometry
  • Organic mass spectrometry
  • Optically stimulated luminescence
  • Environmental radioactivity
  • Aerial and vehicular survey
  • Scanning electron microscope
  • Mineral separation

The vibrancy of our research environment derives from our large body of postgraduate students.

Our postgraduate students benefit from many fieldwork opportunities, ranging from short day excursions close to Glasgow to longer residential field trips, which may involved overseas travel.

We arrange many guest speakers and there are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events. Projects may be carried out in conjunction with industry.

Graduate School

Studying ccience or engineering at research or masters level at the University of Glasgow means that you will be part of a Graduate School which provides the highest level of support to its students.

The overall aim of our Graduate School is to provide a world-leading environment for students which is intellectually stimulating, encourages them to contribute to culture, society and the economy and enables them to become leaders in a global environment. We have a diverse community of over 750 students from more than 50 countries who work in innovative and transformative disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. An important part of our work is to bring our students together and to ensure their consider themselves an important part of the University’s academic community.

Being part of our Graduate School community will be of huge advantage to you in your studies and beyond and we offer students a number of benefits in addition to exceptional teaching and supervision, including:

  • A wide-ranging and responsive research student training programme which enables you to enhance your skills and successfully complete your studies.
  • Mobility scholarship funding of up to £40,000 each year to encourage students to undertake work in collaboration with an international partner.
  • A diverse programme of activities which will ensure you feel part of the wider-research community (including our biannual science slam event).
  • A residential trip for all new research students.
  • The opportunity to engage with industry-partners through training, placements and events.
  • Professionally accredited programmes.
  • Unique Masters programmes run in collaboration with other organisations.
  • State-of-the-art facilities including the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre and the Kelvin Nanocharacterisation Centre.
  • Highly-rated support for international students.

Over the last five years, we have helped over 600 students to complete their research studies and our students have gone on to take up prestigious posts in industries across the world.

Email: scieng-gradschool@glasgow.ac.uk

How to apply
  • SUERC
  • College of Science & Engineering
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