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.

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Project title: Accelerating sea temperature growth and intensified poleward heat transfer: global and regional risk implications.

Closing date: 22 July 2019, 12 noon (UK time)

Start date: 01 October 2019

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.

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

Implementation of Functional Imagery Training Into Primary Care

Closing date: 31 May 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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Comparison of Pseudophakic Vision and Lifestyle Changes using different IOL designs

Closing date: 15 July 2019

Start date: 01 October 2019

Mode of attendance: Full time or part time

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry 

MPhil/PhD Studentships:

Improving the efficiency of modelling complex physical activity data using novel statistical methods

Closing date: 14 July 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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Role of ubiquitin protein ligase Nedd4.1 and Nedd4.2 in the mouse dopaminergic midbrain and its crosstalk with alpha-synuclein

Closing date: 21 July 2019

Start date: 01 October 2019

Mode of attendance: Full time or part time

Further information on this studentship and how to apply


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