PhD opportunities


PhD opportunities for 2022 are now open. Opportunities will be listed here by type and alphabetically when they are released as well as on Twitter @DocBGS. Check regularly for updates. PhD research with BGS provides more information on:

  • the types of PhDs we offer
  • eligibility
  • equality, diversity
  • inclusion and how to apply

BUFI PhD opportunities for 2022

The Cobalt Institute (CI) has offered the PhD David Weight cobalt scholarship to BGS. Working alongside the University of Exeter and CI we are planning to research the circular economy opportunities for cobalt. This will be a Hosted PhD based at our Keyworth Headquarters.

DTP / CDT: non-DTP. David Weight Cobalt Scholarship
Exeter (Prof. Markus Zils)
BGS research area: Decarbonisation and resource management
Topic: Critical raw materials
Lead BGS supervisor: Dr Evi Petavratzi

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PhD student Sophia

PhD research with BGS

Studying for your PhD at BGS.

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BUFI is the home of doctoral research at the BGS, which is one of the UK’s largest providers of postgraduate research training in geoscience.

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BUFI science festival

BUFI Science Festival

The BUFI Science Festival is an annual competitive event to showcase the science undertaken by BGS PhD students.

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