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Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences Studentships

The School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences are committed to the education, research and innovation needed to build a sustainable future. Now more than ever, our planet is facing some tough challenges. With a growing population putting inevitable pressure on the Earth’s resources, plotting the path to a sustainable future has never been more vital. We’re committed to developing our research community, who can make a meaningful difference.

ARES students with plants

By joining the School as a researcher, you’ll become a part of the research community focused on land-based disciplines at NTU’s dedicated Brackenhurst Campus. This campus has a proud professional heritage, having delivered courses in these subject areas for over 70 years.

Our high-impact research is focused around four core themes: the natural environment; ecology and conservation; sustainable agriculture and food security; and animal health.

We aspire for excellence through international and interdisciplinary collaboration and foster a research environment that rewards innovation. Our research is recognised both nationally and internationally, often informing professional practice across the sector.

We pride ourselves on the diligence and enthusiasm of our teaching and support teams. Our staff have a genuine passion for their subjects and are active researchers or practitioners, committed to helping researchers realise their ambitions.

NTU Fully-funded PhD Studentship Scheme

When making an application for a studentship, you will need to demonstrate how your proposal aligns with our research strengths, so ensure you are familiar with our research centres and research themes. Alternatively, you can submit an application for one of our dedicated research projects.

Our research centre

The Centre for Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences Research produces high-impact research focused on 'Sustainable Futures' which centres around four core themes:

  • animal health
  • ecology and conservation
  • natural environment
  • sustainable agriculture and food security

Ready to apply?

The application deadline is 12 noon (GMT) on Friday 12 January 2024.

Please visit our how to apply page for guidance and to make an application or take a look at our projects below.