Postgraduate research

Funded opportunities

Listed below are the funded studentship opportunities which are currently accepting research student applications.

Research Council Studentships

PhD studentships funded by Research Councils open for September 2024 entry

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Programme

  • Start date: 23 September 2024
  • Closed

CENTA studentships

  • Start date: 23 September 2024
  • Closed

The Sciences and Technology Facilities Research Council (STFC) studentships for September 2024

  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Start date: 23 September 2024
  • Closing date: Closed

Leicestershire Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Doctoral Training Programme (LHII DTP) studentships for 2024

  • Start date: 1 October 2024
  • Closed

MRC AIM 2024 studentships

  • Start date: 23 September 2023
  • Closed

College of Life Sciences

Please read the studentship adverts for eligibility criteria, funding and application process.

Molecular and Cell Biology PhD available to selected January 2024 Master's students

  • Open to students registering on the MSc Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology or MSc Molecular Genetics in January 2024.

Population Health Sciences: Predicting diabetes-related complications with machine learning techniques

  • Supervisor: Dr Sharmin Shabnam
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Closing date: To be confirmed

School of Healthcare: Artificial Empathy

  • Supervisor: Professor Jeremy Howick
  • Start date: 23 September 2024
  • Closing date: 7 April 2024

Self funded PhD projects 

College of Science and Engineering

Please check eligibility for each individual project.

EngineeringAdvanced Microstructure Characterisation of Fusion Structural Materials subject to Simultaneous Creep and Irradiation

  • Supervisor: Professor Bo Chen
  • Start date: 1 May 2024
  • Closing date: 29 February 2024

Engineering: Oxide-dispersion-strengthened Steels for High Temperature Fusion

  • Supervisor: Professor Bo Chen
  • Start Date: 1 May 2024
  • Closing Date: 29 February 2024

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Leicester Law School Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA)

  • Start date: To be agreed but no later than 1 September 2024
  • Closing date: 28 February 2024

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