Funding

Self-funded PhD students only

Project code

GEOG1231015

Faculty

School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature

Start dates

October/February

Closing date

Applications accepted all year round

Whether global warming is enhanced at high elevations is an important issue, and on this self-funded PhD programme, you'll research regional temperature changes in mountains across the globe.

The project is supervised by Dr Nick Pepin, Reader in Climate Science and Associate Head of Research for the School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences.

The work will involve:

  • examining the existence of elevational-dependent warming, using secondary data sources, such as global surface datasets (GHCN, CRU etc), reanalyses and radiosonde data archives
  • comparing these data sources with primary data in areas such as the Tibetan plateau and other mountain regions
To find out more about our researchers and the work they're doing, visit the School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences staff pages.

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.

Bench fees

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.

Entry Requirements

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 Nick Pepin by emailing nicholas.pepin@port.ac.uk, quoting the project code GEOG1231015 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.

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