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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9.3k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 28.8k / 1 year
  • Deadline:
  • 20 1月
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 135pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    The DTP in Environmental Research aims to provide training to the most promising postgraduate research students that will enable them to launch a successful independent research career. During the first term, students will be taught within a multi-disciplinary cohort about the breadth of research approaches available for investigating environmental problems and will be given intensive, hands-on training in research methodologies, data analysis and modelling. DTP students must be resident in Oxford during the first two terms in order to complete the core training programme.

    In term 1 students will be introduced to the wide range of research being carried out within the NERC Remit across the six departments of the DTP, Archaeology, Physics, Earth Sciences, Plant Sciences, Geography and Zoology.  Students will attend courses outside their own areas of expertise and discover where their own interests fit into broad spectrum of environmental research.  They will either start to formulate their own research projects, or build on projects that they already have in mind, in many cases using research methodologies or collaborations they discover during this term.  They will submit their project proposals at the start of term 3 and transfer out to their chosen department during this term to being their project.

    As students progress through the programme, they will continue to engage in specialist research training courses and be provided with exciting training in professional research skills ranging from career planning to public engagement.

    Core Training Programme Courses (Terms 1 & 2)

    Programming and Software Carpentry: The goal of this two week course is to provide a basic introduction to C and Python, as well as to cover some useful software carpentry skills for research computing.

    Mathematics: This has two streams, essential and advanced, to help all students top up their maths skills regarless of whether they haven’t used their maths since GCSE or have a degree in a quantitative subject like Physics.

    Scientific Computing: to revise (and in some cases, extend) the core mathematical techniques relevant to modelling in the environmental sciences; and to give a basic introduction to Scientific Computing in MATLAB.

    The Earth System: This course introduces students to the key questions in environmental research and the current approaches available for answering them being used by researchers associated with the DTP in Environmental Research. It is divided into three separate  three day courses, one focussing on each research stream.

    Methods in Environmental Research: will give students intensive, hands-on training in key research methodologies that underpin environmental research across the NERC remit such as earth observation, scientific chronology, 3D Topographic maps, isotopes and proxies.

    Foundations for a Successful DPhil: will introduce students to the rules and requirements governing the DPhil degree as well as strategies to making the most of your time as a DPhil student.

    Planning & Managing Research: will provide students with the tools necessary to initiate and execute their DPhil research project.

    Communicating Research: through a series of short practical workshops, students will be trained in the best practices for communicating their research through a wide variety of media. During the first term training is primarily focused on preparing a research proposal and developing an online presence. The topics covered by this course evolve as students progress through the programme.

    Graduate Research Seminars: from term 2 onwards a weekly seminar session hosted by students in each Research Stream will offer students the opportunity to discuss current literature with each other and with relevant faculty conducting research within that stream.

    Grand Challenges Seminar: students will be responsible for organising the Grand Challenges Seminar series during the second term. This will include identifying the Grand Challenges in Environmental Research, inviting speakers and arranging the meeting space, hosting the events in the second term and reporting on it via the DTP Student Blog.

    Impact & Engagement: from term 2, students will participate in an exciting array of training sessions aimed at building skills for achieving research impact in the public and private sectors.

    Specialised Training Programme Courses (Term 2 and beyond)

    Advanced Methods in Environmental Research: will offer focused training on selected research methodologies tailored to the skills requirements of DTP students as they undertake their DPhil research.

    Advanced Modelling & Data Analysis: students will participate in a specified number of specialised quantitative skills courses according to their own expertise and training requirements.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in archaeology, biology, botany, chemistry, computing, geography, geology, mathematics, meteorology, physics, statistics or zoology.

    For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.

    If you hold non-UK qualifications and wish to check how your qualifications match these requirements, you can contact the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC).

    Although it is not required, in practice a master's degree is often helpful. 

    Professional experience, especially research experience, is valuable and will be taken into consideration as a substitute for an academic qualification.

    No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or GMAT scores are sought.

    • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement:Around 500 words or one page
    • Written work:Either one essay of 4,000 words or two essays of 2,000 words each
    • References/letters of recommendation:Three overall, generally academic

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

    Higher level

    Test

    Standard level scores

    Higher level scores

    IELTS Academic 
    Institution code: 0713

    7.0 Minimum 6.5 per component  7.5  Minimum 7.0 per component 

    TOEFL iBT 
    Institution code: 0490

    100

    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24
    110

    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component

    191 

    Minimum 185 per component

    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component

    191 

    Minimum 185 per component

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