The PhD in Environmental Sciences, based at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), is a strategic research collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool. Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a University of Liverpool-issued degree, which is recognised by China’s Ministry of Education.
This PhD programme aims to produce advanced researchers with strong analytical, lab and field skills in the range of disciplines constituting environmental sciences. Following the highest international standards, candidates will be equipped with thorough knowledge and skills in how to collect, critically analyse and interpret environmental data. You will also learn how to generate and present top quality academic manuscripts and scientific reports. In this programme, students will:
Research areas in this programme include, but are not limited to:
With an increasing demand for environmental scientists worldwide, there are ample career opportunities in a wide variety of workplaces, including research centres, universities and institutes, government departments, and environmental consulting and management industries. Most recent graduates have secured post-doctoral fellowships or tenure-track positions in well-known institutions in China or abroad.
The Department of Health and Environmental Sciences has 21 academic staff with wide expertise. Academic staff from different countries, such as the US, Spain, Germany, Sri Lanka and China, bring students new ideas and different perspectives. These academic staff members collaborate with colleagues from numerous domestic and overseas institutions. All academic staff are research-active, publishing and holding grants, which has strengthened the foundation from which PhD students gain research experiences and develop research skills.
The Department’s laboratories are well equipped with advanced instruments and facilities, including over 1,200 square metres of lab space. More than 17 million RMB has been invested in lab instruments.
Apply for a scholarship for a funded PhD project:
You can apply for an existing PhD project that has received funds from the University or external funding bodies. The research topic and supervisory team for these projects have already been established.
There is no specific application deadline for a project, as it will remain open until the position is filled. The start date of a PhD programme is usually the first day of March, June, September, or December. You can visit the Postgraduate Research Scholarships Page for information about the specific PhD projects available or to contact potential supervisors to discuss funding opportunities.
The scholarship application is open only to applicants applying for full-time doctoral programmes.