Glaciology PhD opportunity in Aberdeen

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Glaciology PhD opportunity in Aberdeen

Bingham, Robert G

The School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, UK, is currently inviting applications for a NERC algorithm Ph.D. studentship. Two of the advertised projects are in glaciology. Please circulate to potential suitable candidates, and note the approaching deadline.


To find out more about the projects, click on their titles:


Quantifying basal controls on ice-stream motion using remotely-sensed evidence from contemporary and palaeo subglacial environments   

(Dr. Robert Bingham, Dr. Matteo Spagnolo)


Surface-melt induced changes to basal drag index across the Greenland Ice Sheet  

(Dr. Doug Mair, Dr. Robert Bingham)


Informal enquiries about the projects are welcomed and can be made to:

Dr. Robert Bingham ([hidden email])

Dr. Doug Mair ([hidden email])

Dr. Matteo Spagnolo ([hidden email])


The deadline for applications is Friday 25th March 2011.


Prospective students should apply using this online link:


Please refer to the NERC studentship handbook for funding eligibility.


The entry requirements are an Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a subject relevant to the discipline to which you are applying.


Please note that we will require supporting documentation and this should be sent to us as soon as possible. If you are unable to complete the form online it is also possible to download the application form by following the link above. Please ensure that you include all supporting documentation and return the application to the address on the form and not directly to the Graduate Schools Admissions Unit.


In order to process an application we require the following documentation:

  • First and Second Degree Certificates e.g. BSc and MSc
  • Academic Transcripts for First and Second Degrees

·         2 Academic References (either by post or emailed directly from referees email address)

  • Detailed Research Proposal (cut and paste from the projects advertised above)



The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.

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