Self-funded PhD students only

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School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature

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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 Department of Geography.

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 Department of Geography staff pages.

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, quoting the project code GEOG1231015 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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