How to apply

 Applications for 2017 entry are now open.

You can see which projects are available for NGN by clicking on the links in the 'Links to PhD opportunities' box on the right-hand side of this page.

You can apply for more than one project at more than one of the collaborating universities.

You must apply directly to the relevant university for the relevant project, so for a project at Liverpool you must apply directly to Liverpool etc.  

If you are having trouble making contact with any of the supervisors please contact the CDT Office for further assistance. 

 

  • Manchester

    • Contact the supervisor of the relevant project you wish to apply for before applying.
    • Then apply online.
    • Help completing the online application process is avalible here.

The University of Manchester is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly, regardless of gender, disability, ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or nationality. Link

The University of Manchester is committed to ensuring equality and diversity for all staff. In November 2013 the University committed to expanding the Athena SWAN principles to non-STEMM Schools. Our adoption across the Faculty of Humanities Schools will also cover 

Black and Minority Ethnic Staff and PSS Staff. Athena Swan

  • Lancaster
    • Contact the supervisor of the relevant project you wish to apply for before applying.
    • See Lancaster University's how to apply pages. 
  • Leeds
    • Contact the supervisor of the relevant project you wish to apply for before applying.
    • See University of Leeds how to apply pages.
  • Liverpool
    • Contact the supervisor of the relevant project you wish to apply for before applying.
    • See Liverpool's how to apply pages.
  • Sheffield
    • Contact the supervisor of the relevant project you wish to apply for before applying. 
    • See Sheffield's how to apply pages 

Who can apply?

We welcome applications from graduates who have, or expect to obtain, a good degree (first class or upper second) in a relevant discipline, such as physical, earth or environmental sciences, or an appropriate branch of engineering. If in doubt, please ask us.

The Universities are committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly regardless of gender, disability, ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, age or nationality.

We welcome applications from people with additional support needs. We operate procedures to ensure that these applications will be considered appropriately and that applicants with additional support needs will be provided with appropriate support for the application process and subsequent study.

Further information is available for disabled applicants specifically at Manchester, which can be downloaded on the University website.

Funding

This year we have a number of 4 year fully funded EPSRC studentships available. To be eligible for a studentship, you must either be a U.K. citizen or a European Union national who has been resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to starting the course.

There may be funding available for exceptional international students but a separate application for this would need to be submitted via the project supervisor you are applying to.

We welcome applications from graduates who have, or expect to obtain, a good degree (first class or upper second).

International students

The NGN Centre welcomes applications from international students however this particular programme is funded by the Research Council which means we have limited funding opportunities for overseas students.

There are many alternative funding opportunities available for international students at the various institutions - please look on the relevant university website for more information.

Applicants will need to demonstrate competency in the English language. Applicants who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a recognised test such as IELTS or TOEFL and attain a minimum overall score of IELTS 7, TOEFL 570 usually with 5.0 in the TWE (Computer-based 230 or above or Internet-based 100 or above).

Other English Language qualifications / tests can be considered including those offered by the Manchester University's English Language Teaching Centre.

Contact us

For all other enquires, please contact us via email or telephone:

E-mail:ngn@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 1887

 

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