Geospatial Systems

Applications are now open for entry in September 2022, please see our PhD studentships page for more information.

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Geospatial Systems is a collaborative partnership between Newcastle University and the University of Nottingham. With the Geospatial Commission predicting that opening-up geospatial data in the UK could have an annual economic impact of £11bn, and the global geospatial industry expected to be worth $500bn by 2020, the aim of the CDT is to train the next generation of world-leading geospatial engineers and scientists.

Through undertaking a comprehensive four year training PhD programme, which has been specifically developed by our world-leading geospatial scientists and informed by our industry partners, the CDT will provide PhD researchers with high-level, industry standard, knowledge and skills in; the Internet of Things, Big Data Management, and new analytical methods such as Artificial Intelligence.

 Benefits of joining our programme

    • Specialist PhD training, developed by world-leading geospatial scientists and industry partners
    • A joint PhD programme fully integrated between two leading universities
    • A substantive research and training grant (RTSG) in addition to fees and stipend
    • A supportive cohort environment
    • Direct access to experts from industry
    • Specialist training in enterprise, leaderships and engagement, and Responsible research and Innovation
    • Access to state of the art facilities, training and support from both partner institutions
    • A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.