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:

Biological and marine sciences

1 funded PhD Research Studentship

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 05 May 2017

There are 5 projects available to apply for. Further information on this studentship.

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Project title: Physical drivers of nursery function in flatfishes

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 12 May 2017

Engineering

Project title: Structural and performance optimisation of wave energy device arrays.

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 31 May 2017

Further information on this studentship

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Project title: Fatigue failure analysis of a semi-submerged marine renewable energy (MRE) device subjected to non-linear wave loads.

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for application:  12 noon (UK time) on 31 May 2017

Further information on this studentship

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Project title: Navigation, guidance and control of autonomous sailing boats with robustness for long duration missions  

Duration:
Three years (full time)

Start date:
1 October 2017

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 31 May 2017

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Project title: Predicting the patient-critical material properties of nano-enhanced titanium alloy medical implants – an NLCCA model to improve biomaterial safety.

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 31 May 2017


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Project title: Stabilisation of an ambulance bed system (ABS) using novel modelling and control system design techniques

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for application:  12 noon (UK time) on 31 May 2017


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Project title: EXCESS (EXtreme responses in coastal engineering using NewWave on steep structures)

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for application:  12 noon (UK time) on 31 May 2017

Geography, earth and environmental science

Project title: Emerging contaminant behaviour and ecotoxicity in aquatic systems

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

Further information on this studentship

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Project title: Development of IP25 and IPSO25 as organic geochemical proxies for Arctic and Antarctic sea ice

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

Further information on this studentship

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Project title: Tracking the eruptive history of the most active volcano in the Eastern Caribbean: Soufriere, St Vincent

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

Further information on this studentship

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

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

Further information on this studentship

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Project title: Origin and evolution of the Martian crust; Unravelling the mysteries of the brecciated Martian meteorites

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

Further information on this studentship

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Project title: Environmental change and volcanism across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

Further information on this studentship

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Project title: Star dunes: Dune and dunefield scale morphometry and aeolian dynamics

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

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Project title: Effective, sustainable, river restoration? Monitoring the dynamics of gravels added to upland rivers to offset aquatic habitat loss

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

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Project title: Outburst floods: their past and future role in shaping Iceland’s landscape

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

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Project title: Life and death in the deep biosphere

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

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Project title: In situ measurement of trace elements in environmental samples by portable XRF

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

Further information on this studentship

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Project title: Tracing the methane cycle in peats using bacteriohopanepolyols

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

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Project title: Middle to late Miocene palaeoceanography of the Indian Ocean using benthic foraminifera and geochemistry

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

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Project title: Tectonic and climatic controls on Quaternary fluvial landscape development in NW Africa

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

Further information on this studentship

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Project title: Metal mine remediation – biogeochemical methods for acid mine drainage

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

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Project title: Microplastic pollution in catchment and river systems

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 30 April 2017

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Computing, electronics and mathematics

Project title: Deep learning of socio-cognitive human-robot interaction

Duration: 3 years

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for applications: 12 midnight, 11 May 2017

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Project title: Classifying and managing social media big data for disaster response

Duration: 3 years

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for applications: 12 midnight, 11 May 2017

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Project title: Assessing the benefit and risk of kidney transplant to inform personalised clinical recommendation

Duration: 3 years

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for applications: 12 midnight, 11 May 2017

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Project title: Lattice simulations of Beyond the Standard Model phenomena

Duration: 3 years

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for applications: 12 midnight, 11 May 2017

Further information on this studentship

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Centre of Mathematical Sciences (CMS) PhD studentships

Duration: Three years (full time)

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for applications: 12 midnight, 15 May 2017

Further information on this studentship

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry 

Project title: Statistical learning on biomarker discovery for neurodegenerative diseases (PUPSMD-13-INT-15-16 R4)

Duration: Three years (full time) or four years (part time)

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 1 May 2017

Further information on this studentship

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Project title: A realist evaluation of appraisal of doctors (PUPSMD-07-INT-16-17 R2)

Duration: Three years (full time) or four years (part time)

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 15 May 2017

Further information on this studentship

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Project title:  Novel approaches to assess cellular interactions and their role in the pathology and treatment of lymphoproliferative disorders

Duration: Three years (full time) or four years (part time)

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 02 June 2017

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Project title: Unravelling the mechanism by which dietary nitrate improves human skeletal muscle function (PUPSMD-0116/CA)

Duration: Three years (full time) 

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK time) on 11 May 2017


Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

The school of Psychology is offering three full time PhD studentships.

Duration: 3 years

Start date: 1 October 2017

Deadline for applications: Sunday 7 May 2017


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.

Santander scholarships

Applications for the 2016/2017 cycle are now closed - undergraduate and postgraduate students, and in some cases staff, are welcome to apply.

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