Geospatial Systems


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.