Postgraduate research studentships

Do you need funding for a research degree? 

We offer a wide variety of studentships throughout the year - simply take a look at the projects below to see which ones you'd like to apply for. Please check the advert carefully to see how much funding you'll be eligible for.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Computing, Electronics and Mathematics 

Project title: Interpretation of human behaviour in Human-Robot Interaction

Duration: 3 years

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for applications:  Monday 21 August 2017 

Further information on this studentship

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Geography, Earth and Environmental Science

Project title: Psychological and social factors in new types of energy generation: The case of deep geothermal

Duration: 3 years

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for application: Monday 28 August 2017

Further information on this studentship

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Project title: Media Framing and Public Acceptance of Deep Geothermal Energy

Duration: 3 years

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for application: Monday 28 August 2017

Further information on this studentship


Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

Project title: Mesopic visual function in healthy ageing and neurodegenerative disease: relating structure to function

Duration: 3 years

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for applications: Monday 31 July 2017

Further information on this studentship

Faculty of Arts and Humanities 

There are no postgraduate research studentships available in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at this time. Please do check back regularly for future opportunities.

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry 

There are no postgraduate research studentships available in Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry at this time. Please do check back regularly for future opportunities.

Faculty of Business 

There are no postgraduate research studentships available in the Faculty of Business at this time. Please do check back regularly for future opportunities.

Santander scholarships

Applications for the 2016/2017 cycle are now closed - undergraduate and postgraduate students, and in some cases staff, are welcome to apply.

Scholarships include funding for research projects, initiatives to promote volunteering and the development of employability skills.

Find out more about the scholarships