Learning with us

Student looking into microscope at PML
We offer a variety of opportunities and resources for those who are keen to learn more about the marine environment. 

PhD studentships

We have a significant number of PhD students, working on projects mapped onto our principal research topics, ranging from studies focused around marine ecology to ecosystem modelling. We partner universities across the UK in co-supervising and hosting students in a vibrant learning environment.

For details of our current PhD studentship opportunities please click here.

To learn more about what it is like to be a PhD student with us then please read current PhD student Andrea Harvey’s account of studying for her PhD with us.

Our PhD students, as well as early career researchers, have the opportunity to take part in the Annual Student Conference of the Plymouth Marine Science & Education Foundation, supported by us and our local partners.

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs)

We are core partners in the following NERC funded DTPs:
GW4+ with 4 universities (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter) and 6 research organizations.
EnvEAST with 3 universities (East Anglia, Essex and Kent) and 9 other core partners.
SPITFIRE with the University of Southampton and 8 other hosting partners.

Other opportunities

Our scientists co-supervise a number of undergraduate and MRes students and we offer sandwich student placements in specific areas. We are also eligible to host Marie Curie Fellowships and welcome enquiries from visiting researchers. Please see Working with us for more information.

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