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Environmental Studies/Science MPhil/PhD

The University of Worcester welcomes applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Environmental Sciences/Studies.

Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment.

You will have the opportunity to be supervised by leading researchers in your field and take advantage of our rich Researcher Development programme which will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to complete your research degree but also enhance the skills you will need in any future career.


Our MPhil/PhD research degree programme offers you:

Wide variety of research interests

The Institute of Science and the Environment has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme.

Excellent supervision

Benefit from a professional and challenging relationship with your supervisory team, drawn from experienced academics working at the forefront of their disciplines.


Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and its state of the art library facilities. The Environmental Studies/Science team at Worcester have an excellent range of resources available to support your learning and your research project.

Current research projects include enhancing pollination and pest regulation services in apple orchards by supplementing floral resources.

How to apply

How to apply

Please make your application via our online application form. If you have any questions, please contact the Research School on 01905 542182 or

Before you submit a full application, please contact Dr David Storey ( to discuss your research project and the availability of appropriate supervision.



Dr John Dutton
Expertise: species conservation ecology and habitat management; species reintroductions and translocations; small mammal ecology and conservation; ex-situ species management; recreational management.

Dr Duncan Westbury
Expertise: ruminant livestock production - animal nutrition and plant species diversity; Habitat restoration, creation and maintenance; plant community ecology and vegetation dynamics.

Dr Mike Wheeler
Expertise: the population biology of colonising and invasive species; molecular ecology.

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