PhD programmes at the UNNC are composed of 3 years research and a 1 year thesis pending period for full time PhDs. Full time PhDs are expected to submit their thesis within a maximum of four years from initial registration. PhD supervision is undertaken jointly by academics from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) and the University of Nottingham UK (UNUK). On successful completion, students will be awarded the University of Nottingham PhD degree, and no reference will be made on the degree certificate as to where the degree has been completed. The University of Nottingham PhD degree will be accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
This scholarship is to support research projects outlined under the following themes:
Reconstruction of glaciations using geomorphic mapping and numeric modelling
One of the key issue inhibiting the understanding of quaternary glaciations in the Tibetan Plateau is the lack of detailed knowledge of paleo glacier extent. The proposed project aims to develop an approach to combine geomorphic mapping and simplified numeric modelling for regional reconstruction of glacier extent and ice thickness distribution. The approach will be applied to the glaciation reconstruction in the Hengduan Mountain, where has been significantly glaciated during the Quaternary. The results will largely improve our understanding of the glaciation pattern and paleo climate of the area and allow a correlation of local glaciation with other regions. Candidates are required to have a background in earth science or relevant field. Experiences in modelling or programming will be a plus.
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