How to Apply

Application process

When applying to the CDT, applicants are required to submit an application to their desired host institution (i.e. the University they wish to study at) of either Newcastle University or the University of Nottingham. This can be done using the application links below.

  • Step 1 – applicants should submit an application to their desired host institution by the 31st January 2020.
  • Step 2 – applications will be reviewed by the CDT Programme Team and applicants will be informed if they have been invited to interview stage after the application closing date. Please note: we will keep you up-to-date with your application progress via email.
  • Step 3 – applicants that make stage two of the recruitment process will be attend an interview with the CDT Programme Team in February 2020.
  • Step 4 – interview decisions will be communicated to applicants, week commencing 24th February 2020.

Please note: applications are for 1+3 PhD and in year one candidates will study on an MRes. Therefore, applications at Newcastle will initially be to the MRes programme.

How to apply

When applying to the CDT, applicants are required to submit an application to their desired host institution (i.e. the University they wish to study at) of either Newcastle University or the University of Nottingham. This can be done using the application links below.

  • Applying to Newcastle: in the postgraduate application system, ‘Create an account’. Enter 4881F as the programme code in the programme of study tab, select ‘MRes Geospatial Data Science’ as the programme of study, and enter the related studentship code in the studentship / partnership reference box, e.g. GEO20-01 (see PhD studentships page for studentship codes). The relevant studentship code should also be quoted in your covering letter. If you are applying for an EPSRC and industry studentship, you will need to include both relevant codes (e.g. GEO20-01, and GEO…) in your covering letter.
  • Applying to Nottingham: in the MyNottingham portal, select ‘Apply for a new course’ and follow instructions on Nottingham’s Postgraduate Study page. You are required to quote the reference ‘ENG1266’. Please also quote this reference in your covering letter. In addition, you must ensure that you name, Stuart Marsh, when asked to name a supervisor on your application.

Important Documents: as part of an application at Newcastle or Nottingham, you are required to attach:

  • A covering letter which includes a 500 word statement on why you are interested in applying to study geospatial data science, and how your interests and experience relate to the CDT.
  • A CV
  • Officially certified degree transcripts and certificates
  • If English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications
  • Signed copies of your references on letter headed paper (these can be in PDF format)

Eligibility Criteria

The award is available to UK/EU applicants only. Depending on how you meet the EPSRC’s eligibility criteria, you may be entitled to a full or a partial award.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a 2:1 degree in Engineering, Geographical Sciences, Computing or Mathematics or related disciplines. 

For general CDT and application enquiries please email: geospatial.cdt@ncl.ac.uk