Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research


PhD Opportunities 

Applying for a PhD

London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership

UCL was recently awarded a grant from NERC to train 34 PhD students on a 4 year fully-funded studentship. Several research areas which CBER cover (Biodiversity, Ecology, Modelling) are highlighted within the DTP, offering students a choice of PhDs in these areas. CBER is heavily involved within this programme, and our academic panel have submitted a range of PhDs for students to chose from.

More information can be found, including current PhD projects on offer, and how to apply, at: http://london-nerc-dtp.org/

Applying through CBER

If you are interested in applying to undertake a research degree as a PhD student then please look at our research interests on the About Us page, and contact whichever Faculty member is closest to your area of interest. 

At present we are unable to offer funded studentships, however, when funding does become available it will be displayed here, with relevant application deadlines. 

If you wish to apply for a PhD within CBER, please ensure that you have contact the relevant staff member for approval to study. An online application will then need to be completed and submitted. After this has been received applications will undergo a selection process (where necessary) and be invited for interview. If successful an offer will be made shortly after. 

ORS and GRS applications

If you are applying from outside of the EU, you are eligible to apply for UCL's ORS scholarships, which can be awarded to cover your fees and provide a stipend to cover your living costs. 

More information about these awards and how to apply can be found in the links below:

Students within the EU (and UK) can also apply for the a scholarship award via the GRS scheme, details on how to apply can be found below:


If you have any queries relating to applying for a PhD place or scholarship, please contact Chris Langridge, by e-mail at, cber@ucl.ac.uk