Geoconservation of Rocky Coasts
PhDs and postgraduate research
Self-funded PhD students only
School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences
Applications accepted all year round
February and October
On this self-funded PhD programme, you'll measure the nature and rates of erosion on rocky coasts, to get a better understanding of erosion risks.
It is supervised by Dr Robert Inkpen, Reader in Physical Geography, and academic lead for Geoconservation and Heritage in the Centre for Applied Geosciences.
The work will include:
- measuring the nature and rates of erosion on rocky coasts
- modelling them in context of different environmental parameters, such as wave regimes and climate
- modelling rates of change and platform evolution to get a better understanding of the temporal and spatial variability of erosion risks
Fees and funding
Funding availability: Self-funded PhD students only.
PhD full-time and part-time courses are eligible for the UK Government Doctoral Loan (UK and EU students only).
2021/2022 fees (applicable for October 2021 and February 2022 start)
PhD and MPhil
Home/EU/CI full-time students: £4,500 p/a**
Home/EU/CI part-time students: £2,250 p/a**
International full-time students: £17,600 p/a*
International part-time students: £8,800 p/a*
PhD by Publication
External candidates: £4,407*
Members of staff: £1,720
All fees are subject to annual increase. If you are an EU student starting a programme in 2021/22 please visit this page.
*This is the 2020/21 UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) maximum studentship fee; this fee will increase to the 2021/22 UKRI maximum studentship fee when UKRI announces this rate in Spring 2021.
Some PhD projects may include additional fees – known as bench fees – for equipment and other consumables, and these will be added to your standard tuition fee. Speak to the supervisory team during your interview about any additional fees you may have to pay. Please note, bench fees are not eligible for discounts and are non-refundable.
- A good first degree from an internationally recognised university (depending on the course, minimum second class or equivalent) or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject
- Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0
- All applicants are subject to interview
How to apply
To make an enquiry about this project, get in touch with the PhD Supervisor for this programme, Dr Robert Inkpen by emailing email@example.com, quoting the project code GEOG1221015 and title.
When you are ready to apply, you can use our online application form. Make sure you submit a personal statement, proof of your degrees and grades, details of two referees, proof of your English language proficiency and an up-to-date CV.
You can also visit our How to Apply pages to get a better understanding of how the PhD application process works.