Project code



School of the Environment Geography and Geosciences

Start dates

Applications accepted all year round

Closing date

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

For more information on individual research interests and the specific projects that staff members have recently undertaken, visit our staff listing page.

Fees and funding

Visit the research subject area page for fees and funding information for this project.

Entry Requirements

  • 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, quoting the project code GEOG1221015 and title.

How to apply

When you are ready to apply, please follow the 'Apply now' link on the Geography (Physical and Human) PhD subject area page and select the link for the relevant intake. 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. Our ‘How to Apply’ page offers further guidance on the PhD application process.