Self-funded PhD students only

Project code



Department of Geography

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

Staff web pages also provide more information on individual research interests and the specific projects that staff members have recently undertaken

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 Robert Inkpen by emailing, quoting the project code GEOG1221015 and title.

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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