The Centre offers competitive opportunities for PhD study, either full-time or part-time. Part-time students may study off-campus. Full-time students will normally be on-campus and may have other opportunities to work with staff, for example in research projects, or supporting the delivery of taught programmes. PhD students have access to the well-established PhD programme offered across the Graduate School, including fortnightly seminars and bi-annual meetings, as well as the Generic Skills training offered by the University. Our primary aim is to ensure the effective supervision and support necessary to allow students to complete their doctorate within 3 years of registration.

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Course content

  • Be part of a community of researchers in water-related disciplines
  • Participate in a school-wide PhD programme offering interaction with other students researching similar topics
  • Engage in the taught modules offered across our suite of Masters programmes
  • Have access to the University's Generic Skills programme for postgraduate researchers
  • Opportunities to publish work and to be involved in other Centre activities
  • Excellent and supportive working environment

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should normally have a good taught Masters in a relevant discipline
  • Applicants should contact the Advisor of Studies in the first place, for informal discussion as to the desired area of study
  • Applicants should provide a 5-10 page summary of their intended topic to the Adviser of Studies in advance of submitting an application

To Apply

Applications for our research degrees should be made through the online system UKPASS. You will find a direct link into UKPASS for the relevant research area on the Water Law, Policy and Science Research Interests page

Course Contact

Dr Sarah Hendry
Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science (under the auspices of UNESCO), University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN, Scotland

Telephone: 01382 386 473 (from the UK)
Telephone: +44 1382 386 473 (from outside the UK


Admissions Contact

Postgraduate Admissions
Admissions and Student Recruitment, University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN, Scotland

Telephone: 01382 384 384 (from the UK)
Telephone: +44 1382 384 384 (from outside the UK)

Fax: 01382 385 500 (from the UK)
Fax: +44 1382 385 500 (from outside the UK)