QUADRAT PhD projects are competition funded by QUADRAT NERC Doctoral Training Partnership https://www.quadrat.ac.uk/how-to-apply/. This opportunity is open to UK and International candidates (including EU nationals) and provides funding to cover stipend, UK level tuition fees and a research and training support grant (RTSG). Please refer to the UKRI website, Annex B of the UKRI Training Grant Terms and Conditions and https://www.quadrat.ac.uk/funding-and-eligibility/ for full eligibility criteria. Please note QUADRAT funding does not cover visa costs (including immigration health surcharge) or other additional costs associated with relocation to the UK.

Please note: selection is based on academic ability and performance at interview; incomplete applications will not be considered and we cannot chase missing documents.


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Please watch: Introduction to QUADRAT recorded presentation


QUADRAT DTP students are funded for a minimum of 42 months (full time or up to 84 months part-time), to start the following October. They include:

  • Stipend based on RCUK rates (currently £15,285 for the 2020/21 academic year)
  • UK Level Tuition Fees
  • Research and Training Costs (£11,000)

CASE Studentships

In addition, CASE studentships include a CASE partner which is a non-academic organisation within the public, private or third sector providing enhanced training opportunities.

The QUADRAT DTP is funded by NERC and, as such, is regulated by the Terms and Conditions of Research Council Training Grants.


To be classed as a Home student, you must:

  1. be a UK National (meeting residency requirements),
  2. have settled status in the UK (meeting residency requirements),
  3. have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements),
  4. have indefinite leave to remain or enter in to the UK


If you’re an EUEEA or Swiss citizen, you can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status. You must have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020. The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021. MORE INFORMATION


Residency requirements

You must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years immediately prior to the start of the studentship (01 October 2021). UK Nationals who have temporarily been aboard to study during this period will still be eligible for home fee status.

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be classed as an international student.

Academic Eligibility

Candidates should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject. Applicants with a minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree may be considered providing they have a Distinction at Master’s level.