Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Graduate School

NERC-CENTA Doctoral Training Partnership

CENTA stands for Central England NERC Training Alliance, a consortium of Universities and research institutes that are working together to provide excellence in doctoral research training within the remit of the Natural Environment Research Council. The CENTA group comprises four other universities in addition to Loughborough (University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, University of Warwick, and the Open University) and two partner organisations (British Geological Survey and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology).

CENTA will host studentships across the range of NERC science with particular focus on four key science themes:

  1. Anthropogenic impact and environmental sustainability
  2. Evolution of organisms and ecosystems
  3. Dynamic Earth
  4. Organisms, ‘omics and biogeochemistry


2014 Applications: The deadline has now closed

2015 Applications: Details to follow


CENTA Consortium

To find out more about CENTA visit the DTP website