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

Wellcome Trust DTP Studentship Projects for September 2024

  • Projects within the areas of Population Health Sciences, Genetics, Psychology and Vision Sciences, Cardiovascular Sciences, Law
  • Start date: 23 September 2024
  • Closing date: 3rd December 2023 (Midnight UK time)

College of Life Sciences

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

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands

NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre 3 Year Studentships 

  • Projects:
    • Dr Joe Henson: Using physical activity and physical function metrics to develop a ‘movement age’ and personalized intervention in those with multiple long-term conditions (MLTCs)
    • Dr Robert Free: Integrating cancer genomics data to support clinical decision making in the era of precision medicine
    • Dr Natalie Darko: Enhancing Inclusion and Diversity in Biomedical Research: A Tailored Training Approach
  • Closing date 9 October 2023
  • Start date 8 January 2024

University Hospitals of Northamptonshire (UHN) NHS Group: Part-time PhD Scholarships

  • Available to University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group staff only.
  • Closing Date 2 October 2023
  • Start Date 8 January 2024

Self funded PhD projects 

College of Science and Engineering

Please check eligibility for each individual project.

PhD studentships

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

 Practice-Based PhD in Archaeology and/or Ancient HistoryTuition Fee waivers available 

  • Open to UK and International applicants
  • September 2023 / January 2024 starts

Practice-Based PhD in Criminology  Tuition Fee waivers

  • Open to UK and International applicants
  • January 2024 start
  • closing date 3 November 2023

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