Seasonal Arctic summer ice extent still hard to forecast.

A new study lead by Prof Julienne Stroeve says year-to-year forecasts of the Arctic’s summer ice extent are not yet reliable.

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The department recruits around 10 new PhD students each year. Our PhDs are funded by a variety of routes, but common ones include UK Research council funding (eg: NERC, EPSRC, STFC), European funding (eg ERC) and collaborations co-sponsored by industrial partners (CASE awards); some PhD students also fund themselves. The cost of a PhD is in two parts (a) fees and (b) stipend. There are specific requirements for eligibility depending on the funding route, for UK, UK and European, or International candidates.

The PhD community at UCL (>3000 graduate students) is supported by the  Graduate School, who promote wellbeing and communication across the College, they provide additional resources like PG training courses and access to additional funding related to transferable skills.


The initial registration is for an MPhil degree, which is normally transferred after the first year to a PhD.

Environmental Engineering Science EngD

Our centre provides funding opportunities (worth £10.7M overall) for industry to carry out sustainability and resilience research with UCL. The centre offers students the chance to study for their doctorates in well resourced and well financed projects, designed in collaboration with industry.

An Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is an enhanced PhD designed by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to provide a new generation of outstanding research engineers. Overall the centre will fund at least 61 EngD projects.

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