Postgraduate research

Community  

Being part of the Camborne School of Mines postgraduate research (PGR) community means that you will play an instrumental part in research projects that have a significant impact on both your chosen field of study and wider society; from pioneering new intelligent prospecting and extraction methods to understanding the effects of ancient global climate change. CSM is continuously investing in growing and expanding its research expertise, and has a record of attracting major projects and talented individuals.

Communication and collaboration is at the heart of CSM. Weekly gatherings take place over tea and cake, ensuring strong relationships are built with every member. In addition to your project supervisor, every student is assigned a mentor who falls outside your project for personal support and advice. There are opportunities to get to know those outside of CSM during social events. For example, every last Friday of the month the whole PGR Penryn campus community gather for a social event.

Our programmes

Current PhD opportunities

We have some PhD projects available with funding already attached to them. Other potential projects could be funded through other means - find out more about funding here

PhD opportunities with associated funding »

Other PhD opportunities »

Fellowships

Fellowships are independent funding schemes and an alternative funding route for you PGR studies. CSM is interested to hear from early career researchers who would like to apply for an independent research fellowship to be hosted here. We can support applicants through the process of applying to funders in the UK or overseas for highly competitive schemes.  

In addition we would be happy to hear from existing fellowship holders who would be interested in transferring to CSM.  

If you would like to discuss fellowships at CSM please contact Professor Stephen Hesselbo (CSM Director of Research). It is useful to send through a CV and some details about your research area.  

Mentors within CSM and our Research Services team can provide the following support: 

Application development: 

  • Advice on scheme suitability and proposal writing. 

  • Review of draft proposals and advice on budgets. 

  • Guidance and support (e.g. mock interview) for fellowship interviews 

Fellows in CSM:  

  • Mentoring from senior colleagues. 

  • Peer support from our Early Career Researcher network. 

  • Opportunities to gain teaching experience and to supervise BSc, MSc, MScbyRes, and PhD project students. 

  • Training and personal development through our Research Development programme

  • Support for grant proposal development from senior colleagues and Research Services. 

Funding

We always welcome enquiries from students interested in undertaking a PhD in any areas of our research, and are happy to discuss scholarship and external funding opportunities. 

View the University of Exeter's PhD funding schemes

Testimonials