The Oxford DTP in Environmental Research

University of Oxford & other partners

Deadline: 19th January 2018

Oxford Earth Sciences accepts applications for DPhil study via three mechanisms: direct application, NERC Environmental Doctoral Training Programme (DTP), and through the Science and Technology Funding Council (STFC).

Doctoral Training Programme

Oxford DTP External Website

The Oxford DTP in Environmental Research seeks to recruit the most promising research students, from a wide variety of backgrounds, capable of developing their own research projects in line with the interests of our broad selection of supervisors.

Supervisors: Mike Cassidy, Tarje Nissen-Meyer, Karin Sigloch, Tamsin Mather, Richard Katz, David Pyle, Lars Hansen, Chris Ballentine

Volcanology, Seismology and Active Tectonics

Direct Application

The projects below may also be applied for through the DTP route.

Oxford External Website

Students with alternative funding, including scholarships, industry or government backing, or those who are self-funded, can apply directly to the department to study for a DPhil in Earth Sciences. Those considering this route are advised to look at the projects available for the coming year, and to contact their prospective supervisor before submitting an application.

What controlled the explosivity and sulfur release of the largest recent explosive eruption on Earth?
Mike Cassidy (Oxford) / David Pyle (Oxford) / Jonathan Castro (Mainz) / Tamsin Mather (Oxford)

Processes controlling EMI and EMII mantle endmembers and their role in deep volatile recycling
Chris Ballentine (Oxford) / Tamsin Mather (Oxfrod) / Rosie Jones (Oxford)

Magmatic volatiles: the behaviour of noble gases and halogens in subduction- related volcanic systems
Tamsin Mather (Oxford) / Chris Ballentine (Oxford) / Ray Burgess (Manchester) / Rosie Jones (Oxford)

Understanding the volcanism of the Tasmantid seamount chain
Tamsin Mather (Oxford) / David Pyle (Oxford) / Lara Kalnins (Durham) / Ben Cohen (Glasgow)

Geochemical transport by diffuse and channelised magmatic flow
Richard Katz (Oxford)

Two-phase geodynamics of subduction tectonics and magmatism
Richard Katz (Oxford) / Dave May (Oxford)

Metals in magmas
Tamsin Mather (Oxford) / Bernie Wood (Oxford)