APPLYING TO THE SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SPRI)
The Course Description is "PhD in Polar Studies"; entering the word 'Polar' in the Course Directory Search should bring this up.
When prompted in the research section of the on-line application, please make sure that you enter the code and title of the project which you are applying for, as well as the name of the proposed supervisor.
If you wish to devise you own research project you should also submit a short research proposal which you should already have discussed with one of our staff members.
Click here to start the application process.
Other details about postgraduate training at Geography and SPRI are on the department website.
The Scott Polar Research Institute is a sub-Department of Geography which has strong links with the British Antarctic Survey. Geography at Cambridge was ranked joint-first nationally in the 2008 RAE and is currently ranked third globally; physical Geography in the Department includes. The Department is recognised internationally for research in glaciology, atmospheric and freshwater science, coastal studies and volcanology, and has strong links with other Cambridge groups in, for example, Quaternary environmental change and atmospheric processes.
Numerical skills underpin much Physical Geography research. Both numerical modelling (of ice sheets, atmospheric and fluvial systems and carbon and nutrient cycling) and quantitative remote sensing (using satellite radar and laser altimetry, SAR interferometry, ice-penetrating radar and many imaging systems) are specialisms within the Department. This work is enhanced by collaboration with other Cambridge departments in the Physical Sciences and Engineering, and through the Cambridge Centre for Climate Science. Physical Geography staff have wide-ranging, funded links with business, government and industry including hydrological research with water companies which involve advising regional government on flood prediction.