Part time Doctorate in Natural Sciences in England in United Kingdom

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The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

Natural Science is the field of science that studies the natural processes in the world. A PhD in Natural Science takes natural science studies to the next level, providing a deep understanding of these processes and how they affect life on the planet.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom and Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe.The two most famous (and oldest) universities are Oxford and Cambridge (often referred to as Oxbridge by many Britons) England also has several other world-class institutions, including several in London (notably Imperial College, the London School of Economics, University College London and King's College London, all are part of London University)

England is the largest of the four "home nations" that make up the United Kingdom. It is also the most populous of the four with almost 52 million inhabitants (roughly 84% of the total population of the UK).

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EPSRC iCASE PhD studentship, Characterisation of Condition-Tolerant Fuel Cell Catalyst Layers

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the area of improving the design of new fuel cell (FC) catalyst layers. [+]

Part time Doctorate Studies in Natural Sciences in England in United Kingdom. Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the area of improving the design of new fuel cell (FC) catalyst layers. Although Hg porosimetry and N2 sorption have aided understanding of FC catalyst layer structure, the difference between good layers and bad has not been adequately quantified and we cannot design a layer ‘from the bottom up’. Newer methods such as cryoporometry, FIB-SEM and X-ray CT will be coupled with the standard methods to minimise artefacts in layer characterisation. Characterisation data will be used to identify the reasons for different behaviours seen with differently structured layers and will define the role of the support in determining structure during layer formation. The ultimate aim is to enable design of carbon supports that lead to layers with the required structure and composition to give condition tolerant behaviour in an automotive or stationary FC. This project will address the issue that existing FC cathode layers can be susceptible to performance loss under cool, wet operating conditions. Applicants would be expected to possess at least an upper-second class degree (or equivalent) in chemical engineering, other engineering disciplines, or physical sciences. The stipend for eligible students would be £ £16,296 (figure for 2016/17 subject to inflationary adjustments each year). [-]

PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Engineering surveying and space geodesy is the application of science and technology for the measurement and the representation of the Earth. Research involved can cover a range of disciplines including geospatial engineering and monitoring; photogrammetry and remote sensing; the technology and applications of satellite navigation systems, such as GPS and Galileo; integrated positioning technology; environmental and atmospheric monitoring; physical and space geodesy. [+]

Engineering surveying and space geodesy is the application of science and technology for the measurement and the representation of the Earth. Research involved can cover a range of disciplines including geospatial engineering and monitoring; photogrammetry and remote sensing; the technology and applications of satellite navigation systems, such as GPS and Galileo; integrated positioning technology; environmental and atmospheric monitoring; physical and space geodesy. This PhD is based within the Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI). This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element). It is usually completed over a period of around three years. Facilities NGI is a leading cross-disciplinary research and teaching institute, specialising in spatial and location-based science and engineering, using the technologies of satellite positioning, remote measurement systems and integrated sensor technologies. NGI is housed in a purpose built facility with a wide range of modern equipment, enabling access to the latest technologies and engagement with leading edge research, in for example: GNSS integrated sensors photogrammetry and laser scanning location based services remote sensing deformation monitoring geospatial engineering and intelligence spatial data infrastructure ubiquitous positioning and autonomous systems Research support Support for Postgraduate Research students is coordinated through the Faculty Research Office. Each PhD student will have a main academic supervisor and at least one additional supervisor. Regular formal supervision meetings, usually once a month, will take place with one or both of your supervisors. We also provide academic... [-]

PhD Studentship in The development of a multi-sensor measurement system for in-process defect detection of metal additive manufacturing

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

PhD opportunity to support the development of a multi-sensor measurement system for in-process defect detection of metal additive manufacturing. [+]

Part time Doctorate Studies in Natural Sciences in England in United Kingdom. PhD opportunity to support the development of a multi-sensor measurement system for in-process defect detection of metal additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as ‘3D printing’, is revolutionising the way we manufacture parts; permitting almost limitless design freedom and allowing more organic, more lightweight and more bespoke solutions. However production of metal parts by AM is a highly energetic and challenging process and the current state of the technology cannot produce parts with the consistency or geometric tolerances that are required for many applications. Through process monitoring we can improve part quality. Key parameters such as melt pool temperature, powder bed temperature and part form and part texture can be difficult to observe; requiring novel solutions. This PhD studentship offers the opportunity to work alongside leading researchers who are developing novel multi-sensor methods of measurement for AM surfaces. The multi-sensor measurement approach aims to fuse data collected by multiple measurement systems, allowing sources of noise to be rejected, and clearer insights to be made. The successful applicant will work alongside experienced researchers in developing a prototype multi-sensor measurement system, with responsibility for the development of the data capture and data fusion methods. Qualifications/ Education Excellent degree in engineering, computer science, science, or equivalent, qualifying the candidate for obtaining a doctoral degree Skills/Training Strong skill in computational methods or programming Good communication skills Ability to present scientific work in oral and written format Experience General engineering experience Experience... [-]

PhD Studentship in Biotechnology: Genetic engineering of isoprene synthase

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This project will use protein engineering to improve enzymes required for the efficient production of isoprene from renewable resources. Isoprene is an industrial chemical widely used in the polymer industry, and mainly produced from petrochemical feedstocks. [+]

This project will use protein engineering to improve enzymes required for the efficient production of isoprene from renewable resources. Isoprene is an industrial chemical widely used in the polymer industry, and mainly produced from petrochemical feedstocks. Sustainable solutions for isoprene synthesis have been proposed, which rely on the engineering of biosynthetic isoprene pathways in microbes. These pathways use isoprene synthase (IspS) to convert dimethylallyl pyrophosphate (DMAPP) into isoprene. IspS is relatively inefficient, with low turnover and high KM, as well as poor soluble microbial expression. To achieve commercially relevant yields of isoprene, improvement of IspS is necessary. The aim of this project is to develop an isoprene synthase with improved solubility and catalytic efficiency, to be integrated into an engineered pathway for the microbial production of isoprene. First, you will investigate the isoprene production ability of a range of plant isoprene synthase candidates. Codon optimised IspS genes will be synthesised and their soluble expression in E. coli will be investigated. After identification of a suitable candidate, site-directed mutagenesis based on homology models will be used to improve catalytic activity and solubility. Medium-sized libraries will be screened on lysates for the conversion of DMAPP to isoprene, using established GC methods. The project will involve skills relevant to enzyme engineering for biotechnology applications, including molecular biology and microbiology, protein expression and purification, computational methods, and competence in analytical techniques (especially HPLC, GC, GCMS). Training will be provided where necessary. Good communication skills are important. This PhD project is part of a University-funded... [-]

EngD in BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Doctoral Training Partnership

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus 4 years October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our 4-year fully funded PhD programme offers projects aligned with the BBSRC strategic priorities in Food Security, Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy and world-class Bioscience (Molecules, Cells and Organisms). [+]

Part time Doctorate Studies in Natural Sciences in England in United Kingdom. Last few places remaining for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy research area - October 2017 start. We offer talented graduates the opportunity to engage in the globally recognised research environment of The University of Nottingham. Advances in the biosciences offer genuine opportunities to focus on the world-wide challenges such as food security, new sources of energy and the development of sustainable sources for chemical products. Our training programme is fashioned to the individual needs of the student to ensure that they are equipped with the skills and experience they need to take them through their PhD journey and beyond into academic and other career opportunities. Our 4-year fully funded PhD programme offers projects aligned with the BBSRC strategic priorities in Food Security, Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy and world-class Bioscience (Molecules, Cells and Organisms). Students on the programme will spend time in the labs on three mini-projects to give a wide variety of experience and skills before starting work on their PhD project. The BBSRC awarded £12.5M to The University of Nottingham and its consortium partners for this Doctoral Research Programme. This innovative integrated four-year Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) provides PhD students with a world-class training programme in Biotechnology and Biological Sciences. This DTP delivers a wide range of skills development targeted to prepare students for a successful research career, and generates a community for the exchange of ideas and experiences within and across student cohorts. In addition to... [-]

PhD in Sustainable Chemistry (Doctoral Training Centre PhD, Digital Economy Centre for Doctoral Training PhD)

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

The EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemistry is a four-year programme that offers fully-funded studentships to 14 students with a background in chemistry, engineering or biosciences. [+]

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry was developed in collaboration with industry and as a partnership of several disciplines, including chemistry, engineering, biosciences and business. The centre aims to provide students with first class research training as well as the technical, theoretical and entrepreneurial skills to enable them to become champions in sustainable chemistry. Programme overview The EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemistry is a four-year programme that offers fully-funded studentships to 14 students with a background in chemistry, engineering or biosciences. During the first year, students will develop their main research project and then work on this for the next three years. As well as academic training, students will further benefit from a professional skills programme and practical laboratory skills training. Key benefits include: innovative training approach and continuous professional development interdisciplinary exposure peer support network generous travel and consumables budget funded three-month placement in industry or another higher education institution tuition fees paid and a tax-free annual stipend of £14,296 available to UK and EU nationals Entry requirements Ideally, candidates are expected to hold at least an upper second class honours degree with a recognisable amount of chemical science content, from a four year undergraduate course (MSci, MChem, MEng, etc) or equivalent qualification. This qualification could include chemistry, chemical engineering, process engineering, food science, natural sciences, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy or other first-degree topics with a directed input to the theme of sustainability and sustainable chemicals processing. Funding Tuition fees paid and a tax-free annual stipend of... [-]

PhD Chemical Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Chemical engineering is the application of physical and life sciences, with mathematics to produce, transform, transport and effectively use chemicals, materials and energy. [+]

Part time Doctorate Studies in Natural Sciences in England in United Kingdom. Chemical engineering is the application of physical and life sciences, with mathematics to produce, transform, transport and effectively use chemicals, materials and energy. This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element). It is usually completed over a period of around three years. Facilities There are extensive laboratories with equipment from bench to pilot-plant scale. We are one of the few departments in the UK with access to mass spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy and a ‘virtual-reality’ suite where you can construct and optimise your own complete processing plant. Postgraduate students also have access to research facilities including a range of equipment, for example: total organic carbon strong acid digestion of rocks research test rigs – multiphase flow drop tube furnace flow in pipe rig microwave centre Research support Support for Postgraduate Research students is coordinated through the Faculty Research Office. Each PhD student will have a main academic supervisor and at least one additional supervisor. Regular formal supervision meetings, usually once a month, will take place with one or both of your supervisors. We also provide academic postgraduate advisors and student PGR reps who are available if you have a query about procedures relating to research study, are concerned about your progress or the facilities available. All PhD students are enrolled in the Faculty... [-]

PhD Cultural and Historical Geography

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of a programme of supervised research and is assessed by a verbal examination and final thesis. [+]

PhD Cultural and Historical Geography A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of a programme of supervised research and is assessed by a verbal examination and final thesis. Cultural and Historical Geography is a distinctive, internationally-renowned research theme within the School of Geography. Research in this area is shaped by, and has shaped, wider developments in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Research combines sustained engagement with empirical material with commitment to theoretical innovation, and demonstrates the geographical and historical diversity of subject matter with cultural and historical geography. The research agenda in cultural and historical geography has been shaped by three interconnected themes: Cultures of landscape Historical geographies of empire, environment and health Histories of geographical and environmental knowledge Postgraduate students are strongly integrated into our research, contributing across all areas of activity and reflecting the international scope of our work. Students are allocated at least two supervisors - at least one of whom is identified prior to admission. We make every effort to match applicants to staff on the basis of their research interests, and regular reviews are held to ensure smooth progress of your research work. Facilities School facilities You will be provided with your own desk space and laptop, and have access to the wider University computing and library facilities. Photocopying and telephone facilities are also provided. The school also has a number of specialised facilities. Library facilities The Hallward Library stocks all of the major... [-]

Biodiversity Management Research Degrees

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Part time 1 - 6 years August 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury

PhD & MSc by research with an interdisciplinary and international focus. Providing training for conservation practitioners. [+]

Part time Doctorate Studies in Natural Sciences in England in United Kingdom. PhD & MSc by research with an interdisciplinary and international focus. Providing training for conservation practitioners. The School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent offers unique opportunities for advanced study and training in the conservation and management of biodiversity. The School is home to the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), a leading international research and training centre dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems around the world. Since it was founded in 1989, DICE has graduated over fifty research students, and as with all its other activities, a major characteristic of the research degree programme in biodiversity management is its international and interdisciplinary focus. The varied research interests of our academic staff allows us to offer supervision of research on a wide variety of projects on different organisms or systems and in different habitats and countries. Hence, there are specific research projects underway on species conservation, wildlife management law, tourism and conservation, and the sustainable uses of biodiversity. Academic programme A candidate undertaking a research degree must submit a thesis that demonstrates an ability to undertake an original investigation, to test an hypothesis and to understand the relationship of your field of study to a wider field of knowledge. Additionally, in the case of a doctorate, the thesis submitted must be an original contribution to knowledge or understanding in the field of investigation. For a MSc by research and thesis, a candidate... [-]

PhD in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion

Carlos III University of Madrid
Campus September 2017 United Kingdom London

The PhD Programme in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion aims to provide the students with a solid background in plasma physics and nuclear fusion, as well as in the research methods used in the field [+]

PhD in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion

 

The PhD Programme has been awarded with a Quality distinction by the Spanish Education and Culture Ministry.

 

 

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The PhD Programme in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion aims to provide the students with a solid background in plasma physics and nuclear fusion, as well as in the research methods used in the field with a competent ability to evaluate results. It is also expected that students publish original contributions (including articles in scientific journals) and that they show the capacity for team work and the required aptitude to enhance the scientific and technological progress, within professional and academic contexts.... [-]


PhD in Business Administration and Quantitative Methods

Carlos III University of Madrid
Campus 2 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The PhD in Business Administration and Quantitative Methods is offered jointly by the Departments of Business Administration and Statistics. [+]

PhD in Business Administration and Quantitative Methods

The PhD in Business Administration and Quantitative Methods is offered jointly by the Departments of Business Administration and Statistics. The mission of the program is to develop leading scholars in finance, management, marketing, accounting, operations research, statistics and econometrics for careers in research and teaching at leading universities and business schools. A broad knowledge of business ensures that students fully appreciate the interdependencies and complexity of management problems. At the same time, a strong training in quantitative methods introduces them to the possibility of interdisciplinary and qualified empirical research.... [-]


NOWNano DTC: The North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre

NOWNano The University of Manchester and Lancaster
Campus 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

NowNano DTC students undertake a four-year doctoral training programme. A major aim of the DTC is to create a cohort of researchers that are able to draw [+]

NOWNano DTC: The North West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre

 

NowNano DTC students undertake a four-year doctoral training programme. A major aim of the DTC is to create a cohort of researchers that are able to draw on knowledge from a broad spectrum of sciences and to work in inter-disciplinary teams. The challenge is to enable our students to understand the different languages and philosophies of disciplines as diverse as theoretical physics & astronomy and medicine.The aim of the first six months of the programme is to expose students to the full breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology and to provide them with the skills and background knowledge that they will need during their PhD projects in order to understand the diverse concepts and knowledge that they will inevitably encounter. To this end, the programme includes not only lecture courses and directed self-study (enquiry-based learning) but also extended (12 weeks-long) laboratory projects covering different aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.Also during this time students will have an opportunity to learn about the available PhD research projects through presentations by potential supervisors and visits to research labs. It is expected that many projects will be interdisciplinary, with co-supervision by academics from different Schools/Departments, providing students with access to the world class facilities.... [-]