The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment hosts a group of PhD students working on climate change and environmental topics. These students receive their research training in one of the School's teaching departments, being placed according to discipline. They then carry out their research in the Institute.
The Grantham Research Institute does not therefore handle PhD applications directly. Students who wish to apply to study in its areas of interest should follow the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) application process, details of which are on the LSE website for graduate admissions.
Applications should be made via the teaching department closest to the student’s interests. This is often the Department of Geography and Environment, although applications to other departments such as Economics, International Relations and Statistics are also possible, if suitably qualified. The application should be clearly marked ‘climate change’.
It is recommended to visit the website of the department closest to the student's interests and skills. Links to Geography and Environment, Economics, International Relations, and Statistics are below. These web pages will give comprehensive information regarding how to apply for a PhD at LSE and will also information regarding what is required:
If the student's qualifications meet LSE requirements, the application will be sent to the relevant department’s research student admissions tutor, who will consider the case and see whether appropriate supervisory arrangements can be made. Supervisors could be from the relevant department and/or the Grantham Research Institute. It is important to give as much information as possible about the disciplinary perspectives and research methodologies expected to be used, to help the Institute identify suitable supervisors.
Funding schemes and financial support may be available from LSE.