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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Research Opportunities

Undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral students and early careers academics may use our field centres or field sites to carry out research - either as a one off visit or at regular intervals.

Many of our centres have years of past field data and have already published research separately or working with others. We are also interested in research into the impact of fieldwork and outdoor learning on student attainment and on developing innovative use of ICT in the field.


Higher Education Summer Research Camps

In 2018 we are offering some dedicated dates for students carrying out dissertations or projects over the summer, to visit selected FSC locations. Find out more about Summer Research Camps


Other Research Opportunities

Subject to availability, students can stay for longer periods. Subsidies or grants may be available to support research or residential costs either from the FSC or from other funding streams.

Slapton Field Centre and Slapton Ley NNR in South Devon offer a wide range of research opportunities.

Millport Field Centre can offer free summer research placements to students from London Universities.

NERC Innovation Placements are open for applications until July 2018 

Students or researchers may contact FSC centres directly or for more general information on what research opportunities is currently availlable contact Dr Mark Ward (FSC Higher Education Officer) on 01743 852100 or by email [email protected]

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