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 ensure you are eligible and what funding and support are available.

Please see our University Research Studentship guidelines for information on our recruitment and admissions processes, as well as policy for studentship holders.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

MPhil/PhD studentships in the School of Biological and Marine Sciences

Project title: The numerical modelling of small scale ocean processes by integrating deterministic and artificial intelligence techniques.

Closing date: 30 June 2019, 12 noon (UK time).

Start date: 01 October 2019

Further information on this studentship and how to apply.


MPhil/PhD opportunities in the Faculty of Science and Engineering - various projects available

The Faculty is offering 7 full-time PhD studentships to start October 1st 2019. 

Closing date: 31 May 2019, 12 noon (UK time).

Start date: 01 October 2019

Further information on these studentships and how to apply


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.

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.

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry 

Neurotrophic signalling to protect neurons in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)

Closing date: 09 June 2019

Start date: 01 October 2019

Mode of attendance: Full time

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

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Establishing 3D meningioma culture model

Closing date: 02 June 2019

Start date: 01 October 2019

Mode of attendance: Full time or part time

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

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Social prescribing of horticulture therapy for higher functioning autistic adults

Closing date: 16 June 2019

Start date: 01 October 2019

Mode of attendance: Full time or part time

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

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If you are interested in self-funding your research degree or bringing funding from a sponsor, browse our self-funded projects to see what type of research we do in our Faculty or apply directly for one of the available projects.

Postgraduate research degrees

Find out more about the research degrees we offer, our areas of expertise and supervision, details of tuition fees and loans, and how to apply.

You will join a vibrant, supportive and forward-thinking community, that is committed to meeting global challenges in creative and imaginative ways.

Explore the opportunities available to you