One Planet PhD Studentships 2023-24, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, UK

Deadline for purposes: 16 January 2023


Functions for September 2023 entry are actually open! Please discover the tasks that we’re providing right here.

We’re internet hosting an applicant webinar on the ninth January 2023 at 11am (UK time). Discover out extra right here.

Interviews will happen on Friday tenth February 2023 with remaining affords made by the twentieth February 2023.

Easy methods to Apply

ONEPlanet is dedicated to selling range, and we notably encourage purposes from under-represented teams. Versatile examine requests are welcomed, and can be reviewed on a case-by-case foundation. Discover out extra about our Equality, Variety & Inclusion insurance policies right here.

Eligibility Standards:

Normally candidates are anticipated to have a minimal 2:1 undergraduate diploma – exceptions are attainable, however these must be strongly motivated. As well as, candidates may maintain or be finishing a Masters diploma in a related topic self-discipline however this isn’t a compulsory requirement.

Residence and Worldwide candidates (inc. EU) are welcome to use. Following the UKRI announcement with regard to their new 30% UKRI worldwide recruitment coverage (that can take impact from September 2021) each Newcastle College, and Northumbria College, have agreed to pay the worldwide price distinction for all Worldwide candidates (inc. EU) who’re awarded a DTP studentship.

Worldwide candidates – English Language necessities

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 total (with a minimal of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

When you have decrease English Language scores, you might be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course.

Additional info for Worldwide College students may be discovered right here.

Utility tips

  • Please determine a venture that’s of curiosity to you on our Studentship tasks web page.
  • Upon getting recognized a venture you’ll be able to contact the named supervisor to debate this venture additional earlier than you apply. Please discover additional particulars on find out how to apply on the backside of this web page.
  • Alternatively, you’ll be able to define your individual analysis concept. We strongly advocate that you just make contact with a ONEPlanet supervisor or any tutorial colleague at both establishment to debate this concept earlier than you apply. Please use the studentship code: OP9000 and supply the title of a instructed tutorial supervisor in your applcation kind.
  • Please be aware that you would be able to solely apply for 1 venture inside the DTP.
  • If you’re making use of for a particular ONEPlanet analysis venture, you might be nonetheless required to jot down a proposal. For steerage on writing your analysis proposal please discover recommendation right here.

If you end up prepared to use:

Please submit an utility to both Newcastle or Northumbria College through their Postgraduate purposes portals relying on the principle supervisor of your chosen venture, or your chosen predominant supervisor if outlining your individual analysis concept. Use purposes button under to entry the applying portals of Newcastle or Northumbria College.

Apply to Newcastle CollegeFunctions are made utilizing the Apply to Newcastle Portal – please see this Easy methods to Apply Information for full info.

Apply to Northumbria CollegePlease apply through this hyperlink and choose October 2023 as your entrance date. Please enter the associated studentship code (eg. OP2301 and many others) into the studentship code discipline.

The following documentation is required:

  • Your CV
  • Utility kind (Accomplished through the net utility portal of your chosen establishment)
  • Your 1,000-word private assertion (along with your chosen venture title and reference code e.g. OP23XX). Please clarify how your information, expertise and expertise match the venture define.
  • Your 1,000-word venture proposal (with venture title and reference code OP23XX). If you’re outlining your individual analysis concept please use reference code OP9000
  • A minimal of two references. These may be submitted along with your utility if they’re signed, or alternatively, they are often emailed straight by the referee to Please be aware that it’s your accountability to request these references and guarantee they which are despatched to us.
  • Connect diploma transcripts and certificates.
  • If English is just not your first language, a duplicate of your English language qualification.
  • If you’re outlining your individual analysis concept please use reference code: OP9000

Please bear in mind to finish our Equality, Variety & Inclusion kind (required by the UKRI). You’ll be able to learn our Privateness discover‌ right here.

When you have any additional questions please contact: 

The ONE Planet DTP values particular person variations and the variety that this brings. We need to be certain that no-one is at an obstacle due to who they’re. We encourage purposes from under-represented teams, and requests for versatile examine (e.g. part-time) are welcomed. 

We notably welcome purposes from range candidates who might fall into the 4 key areas under:   

  • UK candidates who’re Black, Chinese language, Asian, Arabic, or of one other non-white ethnicity 
  • UK graduates from low-income households, and/or are from the primary technology of their household to go to school 
  • UK candidates who’ve caring duties 
  • UK candidates who’ve a incapacity (bodily, neurodiverse and many others.) 

Candidates inside the above classes can be prioritised for interview below our ‘range candidate’ nomination course of.

Our Postgraduate researchers are based mostly on the associate establishment of your chosen lead supervisor (Newcastle or Northumbria) and are additionally allotted a second supervisor at our associate establishment, for us to give you joint supervision, and entry to each campuses and on-line services.

Every of our studentship awards embody 3.5 years of charges, an annual residing allowance (£17,668) and a Analysis Coaching Help Grant (for journey, consumables, as required).

All PhD tasks can be additional outlined and expanded by the scholars over the preliminary 6-month coaching interval, which incorporates:

  • Coaching wants evaluation
  • coaching in core modules 
  • co-development of venture with companions/supervisors following the annual Residential Exercise Centre (RAC) in October

All purposes can be assessed utilizing the identical standards, primarily across the applicant’s tutorial and analysis expertise. Candidates are anticipated to have a primary or 2:1 undergraduate diploma. Exceptions are attainable, however these must be strongly motivated.

Tasks are developed round a minimum of 2 of the 4 ONE Planet analysis themes.

Discover out about our present ONE Planet supervisors right here

For additional info please contact: 

Supply / Extra info: Official Web site HERE.

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