Abertay offers a range of funded PhD and Masters projects for enthusiastic and ambitious candidates who are interested in pursuing a research degree at Abertay University.
Funded PhD and Research Masters projects are available to students who hold (or expect to gain) either a First Class Honours degree, an Upper Second Class Honours degree or a Masters qualification.
The studentships described below are divided into three categories:
Due to open – These studentships will be advertised shortly.
Closed – These studentships are now closed for applications, however, you may be interested in seeing the topics we have funded previously.
There is one position open at this time. Please check this page regularly.
This project will be based at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie and the appointed student will registered at Abertay University as the degree awarding institution.
This four-year PhD studentship is fully funded by the BARIToNE Collaborative Training Partnership – see https://www.barleyhub.org/baritone/ - and offered (from Oct. 2022) by Abertay University, Glenmorangie Distillers, and the James Hutton Institute.
The project aims to identify approaches to reduce the carbon (C) footprint of cereal (barley) production in-line with net-zero targets. Agriculture is a significant contributor to UK and global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and Scotland has committed to reach net-zero C-emissions by 2045. While crop research trials have identified potential approaches to reduce barley C-footprint for distilling, these have not been critically examined.
The studentship will therefore analyse value chain data to identify and account environmental impact indicators that assess the sustainability of barley production methods, and downstream value-chain segments, using life-cycle analysis (LCA). The approach will identify synergistic ‘wins’ in overall emissions reductions, minimising negative trade-offs in other impact-categories.
All applications are managed centrally by the BARIToNE Executive Group, please do not apply to each institution individually. Please visit the BARIToNE webpage for more information on the programme and to complete your application form.
Closing date - 17th February 2022
Shortlisting/Interviews - March 2022
A list of upcoming studentships will be displayed below when available.
A related Masters-level qualification is desirable, but not essential. Otherwise you must have, or expect to obtain, a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree in a discipline relevant to the studentship you are applying for.
If your first language is not English, or your undergraduate or Masters degree was not taught in English, you are required to hold a suitable English language certificate.
If you require a Student Visa, you must provide one of the following English language certificates:
If you do not need a Student Visa or are an EEA National, you are permitted to use one of the following:
*The University can only accept these qualifications if they were completed two years prior to the start of the programme.
All available studentships are listed on the Abertay Jobs page, as well as FindAPhD.com. The individual listings will specify the steps you need to follow. We only accept online applications submitted via the Abertay Jobs portal.
Every single studentship will have its own specific requirements. Make sure you read them carefully.
Please contact GraduateSchool@abertay.ac.uk for more information about how to apply for a studentship or for any other questions about our research degrees.
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