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Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/10/01
Duration: 48 months
Intl fees: £22250
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University of York has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This prestigious NERC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) brings together the very best in environmental, ecological and evolutionary research across the Universities of York, Sheffield and Liverpool, together with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH). Students will benefit from a PhD training programme that has interdisciplinary collaboration at its core. The aim is to produce multi-skilled researchers equipped to tackle cutting edge environmental science of global significance, embedded within a unique, supportive training environment. At York, the NERC Partnership brings together researchers from the Departments of Biology, Environment, Archaeology and Chemistry.
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Students with, or expecting to gain, at least an upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, are invited to apply. The interdisciplinary nature of this programme means that we welcome applications from students with backgrounds in any relevant subject that provides the necessary skills, knowledge and experience for the DTP, including environmental, biological, chemical, mathematical, physical and social sciences. For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum University English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each of the four language components) or the equivalent are required.
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 in each)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of York.
About this university
York is home to international students from around the world and its website contains specific information for each country about requirements to study there. There is a special international student support department that offer everything from immigration advice services to student orientation programs on arrival in the UK. The orientation program, called Welcome Week, is a free program of talks and activities to help international students understand life at York and the British culture. There is also an International Students Association (ISA) to get involved with and English language support programs for those who don't speak English or wish to learn more. The ISA is a part of the YUSU and is one of the largest organisations on campus with some 2000 members. It hosts around 100 events each year with the aim of promoting cultural exchange. Student life outside the classroom revolves around the University of York Student Union or YUSU. It operates a licensed venue called The Courtyard as well as representing students through a number of committees and its council. The union operates a TV station, radio station and a student newspaper as well as a magazine and its own cinema, showing around 30 films each term. The university has over 60 sports teams participating in the British Universities and Colleges Sport league as well as the annual Roses Tournament against Lancaster University, the largest inter-university tournament in Europe. It commemorates the Civil War known as the War of the Roses. In the arts, the Music Society and the Drama Society are two of the largest groups on campus and work together to stage an annual musical. There are also a number of specialist art groups including the ComedySoc an FUSION, dedicated to urban music and raising money for charity. All take part in York Carnival, an annual celebration of music and arts in York that now sees crowds in excess of 5000.