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 is available.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

School of Biological and Marine Sciences

Project title: Oceanographic and ecological interactions with an offshore, long-line mussel farm

Closing date: 31 July 2018, noon (UK time)

Start date: 1 October 2018

Further information on this studentship and how to apply


School of Biological and Marine Sciences

Project title: Assessing the ecological vulnerability of natural defences and risks to agricultural land following seawater flooding

Closing date: 17 August 2018, noon (UK time)

Start date: October 2018

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

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School of Engineering

Project title: Probabilistic Design in Offshore Renewable Energy

Closing date: 13 July 2018, noon (UK time)

Start date: 1 October 2018

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry 

Project title: Establishment and characterisation of human alveolar macrophage like cell lines 

Director of Studies: Dr Gyorgy Fejer

Project reference: PUPSMD-17-18-013

Closing date: 15 June 2018

Start date: 1 October 2018

Mode of attendance: Both full-time and part-time study are possible

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

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Project title: The vulnerability of white matter to induction of a human tau mutation associated with dementia

Director of Studies: Professor Robert Fern

Project reference: 17-18-008R2

Closing date: 15 July 2018

Start date: 1 October 2018

Mode of attendance: Due to funder requirements, only full-time applications can be considered on this occasion.

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

School of Psychology

Applications are encouraged in any of the following topics: cognition, social cognition, human neuroscience, development, health and applied psychology. 

Closing date: 11 June 2018

Start date: 1 October 2018

Further information on this studentship 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.

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.

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