WACL offers PhDs and MScs by research, supported by enhanced training packages, that can be taken full or part time.
Read the current Panorama PhD opportunities in WACL (PDF , 2,813kb) for October 2023, the deadline for applications is Wednesday 4 January 2023.
PhD or MPhil
The University requirement for PhD or MPhil programmes is usually 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant subject. Other relevant experience and circumstances can also be taken into account, and we are happy to consider applications from those who have taken alternative routes but have the required knowledge and experience. However, please note that funded positions are extremely competitive and only those with a 2:1 equivalent or higher are likely to be considered for financial support.
MSc by research
The University requirement for MSc by research is 2:2 or equivalent in a relevant subject.
English language requirement
For those whose first language is not English, you will be required to meet the English Language requirements of both the University and the UKBA.
Individuals who wish to pursue an independent fellowship would be very welcome at WACL:
- Funding for research programmes
- Leeds York NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)
- Independent Research Fellowships
Interested in a career in Atmospheric Science? See what our students say about working in WACL
Rhianna Evans - "WACL is a great place to do a PhD as the breadth of knowledge within WACL covers many areas of atmospheric science meaning there is a project for everyone! The people are extremely friendly and supportive which creates a positive working environment for sharing ideas and collaborating on research, as well as having academic and technical staff who are very experienced within the atmospheric science field."
Jake Vallow - “As a PhD student in WACL, you have the opportunity to work on cutting edge research, alongside experts in their fields, and the work culture is supportive towards innovative ideas. This allows for students to develop the necessary skills and confidence to pursue careers within academia, industry or policy over a broad spectrum of environmental sciences.”