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 Geography, Earth and Environmental Science - PhD studentship opportunities

Project title: Analysing population and societal response to natural hazards

Closing date: 28 February 2018 - noon (UK time)

Start date: 1 October 2018

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

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Project title: Deciphering the signature of fluid/rock reaction in the lower oceanic crust: The Oman ophiolite analogue

Closing date: 28 February 2018 - noon (UK time)

Start date: 1 October 2018

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

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Project title: Propagation of volcanic and non-volcanic landslides: a combined field, experimental and numerical approach

Closing date: 28 February 2018 - noon (UK time)

Start date: 1 October 2018

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

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Project title: Rainfall intensity reconstruction from past greenhouse worlds via microbes in peat bogs

Closing date: 28 February 2018 - noon (UK time)

Start date: 1 October 2018

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

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Project title: Geographies of the Post-military city

Closing date: 28 February 2018 - noon (UK time)

Start date: 1 October 2018

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

MSc/MPhil/PhD studentship - The South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) 

Project title: Psychology 

Closing date: 30 January 2018

Start date: 1 October 2018 

Mode of attendance: Full time

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry 

Project title: Shutting down the power of brain tumour initiation cells   

Director of Studies: Dr Claudia Barros

Project reference:  PUPSMD-17-18-014

Closing date: 04 March 2018

Start date: 1 April 2018 or 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: Gene therapy using a modified Netrin-1 gene to enhance peripheral nerve repair 

Director of Studies: Dr Xin-peng Dun

Project reference: PUPSMD-17-18-015

Closing date: 01 March 2018

Start date: 1 April 2018 or 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: PUPSMD-17-18-008

Closing date: 20 April 2018

Start date: 1 October 2018

Mode of attendance: Only full-time applications can be considered on this occasion.

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

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Biomedical and healthcare sciences

Project title: Identification of substrates and interactors of prokaryotic rhomboid protease   

Director of Studies: Ansgar Poetsch

Project reference: PUPSMD-16-17-015

Closing date: 5 February 2018

Start date: 01 April 2018

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

Further information on this studentship and how to apply

Faculty of Arts and Humanities 

3D3 PhD Studentships

 Apply now: PhD opportunities beginning 1 October 2018

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The 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training – a partnership between UWE Bristol, Plymouth and Falmouth – awards up to ten doctoral studentships each year. Students are based at one of the three institutions. The studentships cover home/EU fees plus an annual maintenance award for eligible students*. The studentship will only fully fund those applicants who are eligible for home/EU fees with relevant qualifications. The award is for three years full-time but it is possible to study part-time.

Each studentship is a collaboration between one of the three universities’ research centres and an industrial partner that guarantees training and access to facilities, a variety of internships/placements and in some instances co-supervision.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to become part of an innovative and cutting-edge cohort of researchers dedicated to reshaping industrial technologies and processes through embedded practice-based research.

Full details of the scheme and the application process can be found on http://3d3research.co.uk/.

The deadline for submission of expressions of Interest is 9 February, 2018.  

*Please see the 3D3 website for further information regarding eligibility.

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Doctoral Teaching Assistantship positions 

The School of Art, Design and Architecture, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, at the University of Plymouth, invites applications for two Doctoral Teaching Assistantship positions.

Details on the call and application process can be found on our job vacancy pages. Closing date is 09/04/2018. 

If you have any question regarding the process of application then please contact Dr Sana Murrani (Associate Head of School of Art, Design and Architecture for Graduate Affairs).

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

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