Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences Studentships
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
Reconsidering the Lobster: Improving Welfare Standards
Are beaches safe? Developing human and environmental health assessment methods for contamination at sandy beaches
Spatially structured mammal population dynamics
Population assessment of endangered dormouse populations
Understanding the multiple benefits associated with nature-based solutions for reducing flood risk
Biodiversity conservation in alpine environments: Genetic-based approaches link individual behaviour to population dynamics
Exploring the biodiversity and conservation potential of estuarine tidal freshwater zones using eDNA analysis
Longer-term impacts and efficiency of peatland restoration interventions
Uncovering the hidden properties of subsoils to enhance C sequestration, water retention and habitat for soil biota and crops
Application of artificial intelligence in the monitoring of zoo animal welfare
Pathways to resilience of agro-pastoral communities in Kenya
Impacts of climate warming on aquatic organisms: towards a mechanistic understanding and predicting change
Exploring the risks of pathogen transmission between humans and rhesus macaques in Kathmandu, Nepal
Use of local plant materials to reduce greenhouse gas production from small ruminants in sub-Saharan Africa
Modelling early life skeletal bone and egg production parameters in laying hens to predict bone health and egg quality in later life
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.