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

College of Life Sciences

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

PhD Studentship in Health Sciences/Diabetes Research Centre: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on screening for gestational diabetes, pregnancy outcomes and care

  • Open to UK (Home) applicants only
  • School: Health Sciences/Diabetes Research Centre
  • Supervisors: Dr Claire Gillies, Professor Kamlesh Khunti and Karen Tingay 
  • Start date: 9 January 2023
  • Closing date: 23 October 2022 

PhD Studentship in Health Sciences: Flexible synthesis of cancer survival data incorporating electronic health records

  • Open to UK (Home) applicants only
  • School: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Suzanne Freeman and Professor Sylvia Bujkiewicz
  • Start date: 9 January 2023
  • Closing date: 23 October 2022  

PhD Studentship in Health Sciences Statistical methods to improve the generalisability of published medical research results to a more ethnically diverse and representative population

  • Open to UK applicants only
  • School: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Lucy Teece, Professor Laura Gray and Professor Manish Pareek
  • Start date: 9 January 2023
  • Closing date: 6 November 2022

Self Funded PhD projects in Health Sciences

Please refer to our Health Sciences subject page for full details.

College of Science and Engineering

Please check eligibility for each individual project.

PhD studentships 

3.5 Year Informatics PhD Studentship: High-level search methodologies for problem solving in industrial applications

  • Open to UK applicants only
  • Supervisors: Dr John Drake and Professor Edmund Burke
  • Start date: 9 January 2023
  • Closing date 31 October 2022 

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

PhD/MPhil Studentships

Economics Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)

  • UK applicants only
  • Economics Research - proposal required
  • Start date: 1 November 2022 or before
  • Closing date 5 October 2022

Future 100 3.5 Year PhD Studentship: Artificial Intelligence in marketing: An exploration of changing consumer identities

  • School: School of Business (Management)
  • Supervisor: Dr Georgiana Grigore
  • Available to: UK and International* applicants. *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between the UK and International tuition fee for each year of their studies.
  • Start date: 9 January 2023
  • Closing date: 19 October 2022

Criminology GTA funded Studentship in Criminology

  • School of Criminology
  • Available to UK and International* applicants. *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between the UK and International tuition fee for each year of their studies.
  • Start date: 9 January 2023
  • Closing date: 30 September 2022

Criminology Practice-Based PhD Tuition Fee Waivers

  • 2 x Tuition Fee Waivers for UK applicants
  • Start Date: January 2023 or as agreed
  • Closing date: 11 November 2022

ERC Studentship in History: Slavery and the Households of Sixth-Century Gaul

  • Open to UK and International applicants. *International applicants are required to fund the difference between the UK and International tuition fee for each year of their studies.
  • School: History
  • Start date: 9 January 2023 or no later than 25 September 2023
  • Closing date: 25 November 2022

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