School of GeoSciences

E3 Doctoral Training Partnership

About Us

The E3 DTP, based at The University of Edinburgh and led by the School of GeoSciences, brings together 28 partners and over 200 supervisors with research expertise spanning the full spectrum of earth and environmental sciences.

Waterfall knickpoint surveys in Southern Iceland

Our Strengths

  • An outstanding research environment with world-leading researchers and research facilities
  • A multidisciplinary and collaborative approach
  • The promotion of transferable skills, with access to internships, facilities and training
  • A concentration of resources in the Edinburgh region

These enable us to provide the best opportunities for students to develop scientifically and personally through exposure to different research cultures and training programmes.

The Studentships

The E3 DTP offers fully-funded PhD studentships for a minimum of 3,5 years (42 months). This includes stipend and fees (indexed on the RCUK rate) and research costs. Part-time study is also available. The studentships are regulated by the RCUK Terms and Conditions .

Partnerships with Industry

At least 30% of our students undertake research projects with a non-academic partner. These CASE studentships involve a 3 to 18 month placement in a workplace outside the academic environment.

Our Research Themes

Icebergs off the coast of Greenland

We recruit students from a range of backgrounds, to conduct research across all strategic science themes of the Natural Environment Research Council:

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate systems
  • Earth system science
  • Environment, pollution and human health
  • Natural hazards
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Technologies.

Our Contribution

We make science contributions that:

  • Underpin resource security and supply whilst living sustainably within the Earth’s limits
  • Assess and mitigate the risk of environmental hazards
  • Improve predictions of environmental change and response to it.

Our Management

The management team of the E3 DTP comprises the Director (Prof. Simon Mudd), the Deputy Director (Dr. Richard Essery) and the Manager (Stephanie Robin). The management team is embedded within the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh.

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