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Vacancies to study or work with the Otter Project.

PhD studentships

We regularly advertise openings for PhD students, which will be posted on this page.

There are currently no vacancies.

PhD research opportunities

We always have a team of PhD students working on various aspects of otter biology. Please get in touch if you are interested in conducting PhD research on the Otter Project.

Unless specific openings are announced on this page, we cannot offer any existing funds, but we would be happy to explore options for a possible funding bid with you. Interested candidates should please send us their CV, along with a statement of research interests.

Master's positions available for otter research

We always welcome inquiries from students looking for postgraduate research opportunities.

We offer a Master of Research (MRes) in Biosciences, which is open for applications until July each year. There is an initial taught programme of key research skills, followed by an eight month individual research project. We would love to hear from anyone interested in doing research with the Otter Project as part of this Master's.

We also offer a (taught) Master of Science in Global Ecology and Conservation, with an intake in September each year. Students will carry out an individual research project focusing on a specific area of ecology and/or conservation, and we welcome students to join our Otter Project team for this research. The projects usually run from May until September, after the four core taught modules are completed.


For details on how to apply, visit the Bioscience (MRes) page or the MSc in Global Ecology and Conservation page.

Contact us

Dr Elizabeth Chadwick

Dr Elizabeth Chadwick

Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)29 2087 4948
Dr Frank Hailer

Dr Frank Hailer


+44 (0)29 2087 4125