The interdisciplinary ethos of the School of Applied Sciences provides an ideal home for this research. Based on the university’s Moulsecoomb Campus, research within the school has a common aim to address key environmental, social and resource issues, and deliver translational research with local, regional and international benefits. Our staff expertise spans a range of disciplines, including archaeology, built environment, civil engineering, environmental science, human and physical geography, and geology.
We provide PhD students with opportunities to work across the spectrum of geology and earth sciences, including research which straddles traditional disciplinary boundaries into, for example, archaeology, ecology or engineering. We believe that this interdisciplinary focus provides our students with an appreciation of real-world problems, and ensures that they are highly employable.
PhD students take an active role in a range of intellectual and social activities within the Schools. All postgraduate students working on ecology and environmental management topics are integrated into one or more of our research centres or research groups (see below). These provide you with opportunities to present ‘work in progress’ and network with other researchers.
We provide PhD students with opportunities to work across the spectrum of ecology and environmental management, including research which straddles traditional disciplinary boundaries into, for example, remote sensing and geographical information systems (GIS). We believe that this interdisciplinary focus provides our students with an appreciation of real-world problems, and ensures that they are highly employable.
The Brighton Doctoral College offer a training programme for postgraduate researchers, covering research methods and transferable (including employability) skills. Attendance at appropriate modules within this programme is encouraged, as is contribution to the Schools’ various seminar series. Academic and technical staff also provide more subject-specific training.
Researchers within SET are engaged in work across a wide range of topic areas. We particularly welcome applications for Geology and earth science PhD research that aligns to current particular areas of specialism:
- Applied geochemistry
- Coastal neotectonics
- Contaminated land remediation
- Critical metal deposits
- Environmental change in deep time
- Environmental fate of metals
- Igneous magmatism and petrology
- Mineral deposit genesis
- Sediment dynamics in fluvial, estuarine and coastal environments
- Sedimentary records of ancient fluvial systems
- Terrestrial geochemical sediments
More detail about each of these research themes and individual staff interests is provided under the following research centre and group pages: