Welcome to GSNOCS

Graduate School of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton

GSNOCS offers postgraduate training at PhD level in a world leading, dynamic research environment. Funding for PhD students is available from a number of sources including INSPIRE, a NERC funded Doctoral Training Partnership. Our current PhD students work on cutting edge research problems spanning all aspects of the natural sciences, for example, from algal biofuels through reconstructing past climates and ocean chemistry to investigating rogue waves.

We recruit about 30 new PhD students every year to carry out research of the highest quality and to train the next generation of principal investigators, policy advisors and leaders of industry. Click on one of the links below to find out about GSNOCS, available PhD projects or how to apply.  Visit the Ocean and Earth Science pages for more on what to expect if you come here, or if you’re interested in a Masters degree.

Most recruitment for this year (Sep 2020 start) has finished. Projects for Sep 2021 start will be advertised in October. A few projects start at other times of year