PhDs in Environmental Sciences

Environmental science integrates physical and biological sciences to the study of the environment and the solution of environmental problems. As such, it is an interdisciplinary academic field with an integrated and quantitative approach to the study of environmental systems. Biology, ecology and environmental engineering are among the specific areas environmental science encompasses. Graduates apply knowledge from other scientific and social disciplines such as physics, chemistry and social sciences. Environmental scientists use a systems approach to the analysis of environmental problems. They work on subjects like understanding earth processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management and the effects of global climate change.

Environmental studies and environmental engineering are the two related areas of study in the field. Environmental studies incorporate social sciences for understanding human relationships, perceptions and policies towards the environment. Environmental engineering, on the other hand, focuses on design and technology to improve environmental quality. Environmental scientists are expected to have advanced capability to relate space and time relationships as well as quantitative analysis.

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Suggested PhD Programmes

Sustainable Built Environment Sustainable Built Environment
  • Feb 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 2,750 per year
  • Non-EEA € 2,750 per year
  • 36 months

University of Minho (Portugal), together with the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE) and several other universities and other non-commercial organisations, is launching a high quality International Doctoral Programme in Sustainable Built Environment - iDiSBE.

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Anthropology & Ethnobiology Research Degrees Anthropology & Ethnobiology Research Degrees
  • Sep 2015
    Not specified
  • 12 months

PhD, MA & MSc by research give you access to research methods training & supervision by internationally recognised researchers. We welcome students with the appropriate background for research. You register for a PhD and we expect you to complete your doctoral thesis before the end of the fourth year. You take part in coursework, especially methods modules, as part of your training in the first year.

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Urban Planning Urban Planning
  • Sep 2015
  • National $ 15,662 per year
  • International $ 30,764 per year
  • 60 months

The Department of Urban Planning at UCLA is famous for producing outstanding planning scholars and teachers through its distinct mix of three program elements: top faculty in critical fields, a flexible curriculum, and superb opportunities for important and progressive research. Applicants to the Ph.D. program must have a Master's degree in planning or a closely related field.

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Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering
  • Sep 2015
    Not specified
  • 36 months

The doctorate degree is intended for students who have excelled during their undergraduate and/or graduate studies, have a strong motivation and enthusiasm toward technological research and innovation, and are inclined to remain in an academic or research environment working on emerging technologies and challenging engineering projects.

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Doctor of Social Work (DSW) (Policy Practice) Doctor of Social Work (DSW) (Policy Practice)
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • Not specified

Walden’s Online Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program prepares you to become a recognized leader in your field and help you gain the skills to develop sustainable solutions for current pressing social issues. The Policy Practice specialization prepares you to identifying community needs and learning best practices for working with professionals on social policy issues.

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Climate Variability and Impacts Climate Variability and Impacts
  • Dec 2015
    Not specified
  • 60 months

Oceans and Climate Variability: The ocean covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and, through its exchange of heat, water and compounds with the atmosphere, the lithosphere, and the cryosphere, it plays a key role in our climate system. The ocean also hosts a significant fraction of the Earth’s biosphere, which both responds to, and plays a role in, climate variability.

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Geosciences Geosciences
  • Dec 2015
  • International $ 43,720 per year
  • 60 months

Department of Geosciences, together with its affiliated interdepartmental programs and institutes, serves as the central focus for the earth, atmospheric, oceanographic and environmental sciences at Princeton. As such, the department encompasses a rich diversity of scientific expertise and initiatives that ranges, from the measurement and modeling of global climatic change to high-pressure mineral physics, and from seismic tomographic imaging of the mantle under the continents to analysis of the tectonics of Venus.

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Chemical Oceanography Chemical Oceanography
  • Dec 2015
    Not specified
  • 60 months

Students enter the Joint Program in Chemical Oceanography with a wide range of backgrounds and eventually embark on thesis research in a wide variety of fields of study. The program is flexible, with an emphasis on reaching academic milestones rather than on the path taken.

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IMPRS for Environmental, Cellular and Molecular Microbiology (IMPRS-MIC) IMPRS for Environmental, Cellular and Molecular Microbiology (IMPRS-MIC)
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 540 per year
  • 36 months

The International Max Planck Research School for Environmental, Cellular, and Molecular Microbiology in Marburg (IMPRS-Mic) in Germany offers fellowships for a three-year structured PhD program. The IMPRS-MIC is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology and the Philipps-Universität Marburg. The school aims to provide excellent students with outstanding and interdisciplinary scientific training in modern microbiology.

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Sistemas Sustentáveis de Energia Sistemas Sustentáveis de Energia
  • Dec 2015
  • EEA € 2,750 per year
  • Non-EEA € 2,750 per year
  • Not specified

O modelo de formação integrada em engenharia e economia, oferecido por uma joint venture entre o Instituto Superior Técnico e o Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, distingue-se pela estimulação da formação de estudantes no sentido de criar novos líderes capazes de desenvolver e implementar estratégias inovadoras em situações reais de desenvolvimento de Sistemas Sustentáveis de Energia.O currículo do Programa Doutoral em SSE possibilita estas vantagens competitivas através de actividades curriculares e investigação rigorosas, delineadas por um corpo docente de nível internacional, incluindo a participação do Massachussets Institute of Technology, no âmbito do Programa MIT-Portugal, bem como pela introdução de métodos de aprendizagem inovadores.

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Environmental Sciences and Policy Environmental Sciences and Policy
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 15,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 15,000 per year
  • 36 months

The doctoral program provides an exceptional opportunity to pursue fundamental and applied research to address some of the most urgent environmental challenges in the world. Our graduates emerge from the program with an understanding of diverse approaches to environmental problems, extensive practical research experience, professional networks, analytical and practical thinking skills, and both the commitment and capacity for addressing environmental challenges.

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Advanced Metrology and Optical Instrumentation Advanced Metrology and Optical Instrumentation
  • Oct 2015
    Not specified
  • 36 months

The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology is a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Huddersfield. To support the continuing research priorities of the Centre and a number of its industry partners, up to 12 funded PhD studentships are available to work on three-year research projects related to mathematics for metrology, machine tool metrology, optical instrument development, and novel measurement applications in precision engineering and bio-engineering.

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