PhD opportunities

Doctoral studies at the Natural History Museum

E.huxleyi Coccolithophore imaged in an electron microscope.

E.huxleyi Coccolithophore electron microscope image.

In addition to the 80 PhD students at the Natural History Museum, there are over 300 researchers and curators, all having fingertip access to more than 70 million specimens, of which 800,000 are type specimens.

The Museum can offer researchers a range of resources, including:

  • excellent technological, molecular and analytical facilities
  • world-class staff
  • unparalleled libraries

*New PhD opportunities 2014*

The Natural History Museum is offering a joint PhD studentship with the University of Southampton for 2014. Find out more and apply below.

Studentships 2014

The Natural History Museum does not have university status and is therefore unable to award degrees. Consequently, postgraduate studies have to be in collaboration with a university. All of the researchers at the Museum work with British and overseas universities. In addition, many researchers have visiting lectureship status.