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: Graphene antennas for applications in wideband high speed wireless communications and sensors

Duration: 3 years

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for applications: 12 noon Friday 16 June 2017

Further information on this scholarship

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

Duration: 3 years

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for applications: 12 midnight, 30 June 2017

Further information on this scholarship

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

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Project title: Improving navigation by modulating sensitivity to environmental cues

Duration: 4 years

Start date:  1 October 2017

Deadline for applications:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities 

National Productivity Investment Fund PhD Studentships

 Apply now: PhD opportunities beginning 1 October 2017

The 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training – a partnership between UWE Bristol, Plymouth and Falmouth – has been awarded 12 fully-funded PhD studentships from the National Productivity Investment Fund to begin on 1 October 2017. The studentships cover Home/EU fees plus an annual maintenance award of £14,553*. The studentship will only fully fund those applicants who are eligible for Home/EU fees with relevant qualifications. The award is for 3.5 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. All students will be part of an interdisciplinary Design Futures Lab.  

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.

The deadline for applications is 19 June 2017 and interviews will be held in Bristol on 10 or 11 July 2017. Full details of these studentships can be found on http://3d3research.co.uk/

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

Project Title: Affect and the non-human agent

Director of Studies: Dr Lee Miller


Project Title: The experiential affordances of immersive (Virtual Reality) simulations in various patient and doctor interactions

Director of Studies: Dr Joanne 'Bob' Whalley

Further information on this studentship

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