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Postgraduate Study

About the British Antarctic Survey

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of the world’s leading environmental research centres and is responsible for the UK’s national scientific activities in Antarctica.  BAS is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).  NERC is part of UK Research and Innovation.  BAS provides a national capability for Antarctic science and logistics, carry out scientific research, long term observations and surveys that cannot be done by anyone else in the UK.

Our eight Polar Science for Planet Earth Programmes consist of "Atmosphere, Ice & Climate", Biodiversity, Evolution & Adaptation", "Ecosystems",  "Ice Dynamics & Palaeo-Climate", "Palaeo-Environments, Ice Sheets & Climate Change", "Polar Oceans", "Space Weather & Atmosphere", and cover a broad spectrum of science.

We welcome research enquiries from those working for first degrees in earth science subjects, physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology and related subjects.  Most research studentships lead to the PhD degree.

All research students registered at British Antarctic Survey have a BAS supervisor and a University supervisor in a cognate department; progression and examination requirements are as for research students in the partner department.

1 course offered in the British Antarctic Survey

This PhD course takes place under the joint supervision of a research scientist at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and a University supervisor. Students may be based at BAS but will be registered for their degree with one of the partnering departments: Archaeology & Anthropology, Land Economy, Plant Sciences, Zoology, Earth Sciences, Geography and Scott Polar Research Institute, Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science and Technology.

BAS welcomes enquiries from those interested in higher degrees in earth science subjects, physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology and related areas.

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Department Members

Dr Alistair Crame
Head, Postgraduate Research Programme

Mrs Alison Teague
Postgraduate Student Co-ordinator