Research degrees

Funded opportunities

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

College of Life Sciences

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

Leicestershire Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Doctoral Training Programme  (Funded by Wellcome Trust)

Various projects to support nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and doctors (especially GP’s)
Funding will cover three years’ salary for each Fellow, as well as experimental research costs and training
Total of 25 award over 5 years (may be taken on a part-time basis)
Open to UK and International applicants - refer to the project page for eligibility.
Start date: September 2022
Closing date for applications: The application process and closing date will be announced shortly

 
College of Life Sciences Studentship: Delay in heart failure diagnosis: identifying clinical and care factors from longitudinal studies using national linkage database
  • School: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Umesh T. Kadam, Dr Claire Lawson and Dr Suping Ling
  • Start date: To be agreed with successful candidate
  • Application deadline: 27 March 2022
ESRC Midlands Graduate School
  • Subjects: Geography, History, Health Sciences, Media and Communications, Museum Studies
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 18 January 2022 (11.59pm UK time)

British Heart Foundation 4 year MRes + PhD Studentships 2022

  • School: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Open to UK/International applicants (*international students must be able to fund the difference between UK and International fees)
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 28 February 2022

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands: Advancing understanding on management of multimorbidity in ethnic minority populations and under-representation in associated clinical research

  • School: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Ash Routen, Professor Kamlesh Khunti and Dr Andrew Willis
  • Open to UK and EU applicants (*see further eligibility criteria)
  • Start date: September 2022 (at the latest)
  • Closing date: 14 February 2022 (interviews week commencing 21 February 2022)

College of Science and Engineering

Please check eligibility for each individual project.

PhD studentships

5 x 4 year Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) funded PhD Studentships

  • School: Chemistry
  • Open to: UK applicants only
  • Start Date: 26th September 2022
  • Closing date: 28th February 2022

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership -  Open Doctoral Awards 2022

  • Applications for research in the areas of: Archaeology and Ancient History; Criminology; English; Human Geography; History; History of Art and Film; Law; Media and Communication; Modern Languages; Museum Studies
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 12 January 2022 (Noon UK Time) Please submit your Leicester application before this date to allow time to submit your funding application.

ESRC Midlands Graduate School 

  • Subjects: Geography, History, Health Sciences, Media and Communications,  Museum Studies
  • Open to UK and International applicants
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday 18 January 2022 (11.59pm UK time)

The Sciences and Technology Facilities Research Council (STFC)

  • School: Physics and Astronomy
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants* (*international students must be able to fund the difference between UK and International fees)
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 19 January 2022

MPhil Studentships

MPhil ERDF LIA249 with Industry Partner Bloc Digital Ltd  Developing Augmented Reality Holographic Interfaces

  • Open to UK/EU and International* applicants *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School: Informatics
  • Supervisors: Professor Ashiq Anjum and Professor Lu Liu
  • Start date: Early 2022
  • Closing date: 30 November 2021

MPhil ERDF LIH437 with Industry Partner Structural Adhesives Ltd Debondable structural Adhesives

  • Open to UK/EU and International* applicants *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School: Chemistry
  • Supervisors: Professor Andy Abbott and Dr Sandy Kilpatrick
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Closing date: 20 January 2022
 MPhil ERDF LIH 588 -with Industry Partner Sporting Edge   MPhil Studentship MPhil Creation of a new piece of marketing insight software that will allow the company partner to analyse customer interaction data and present it in a user-friendly dashboard.
  • Open to UK/EU and International* applicants *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School: School of Business and School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Will Darler and Dr Alberto Paganini
  • Start date: 10 January 2022
  • Closing date: 15 October 2021
 MPhil ERDF LIA591 with Industry Partner rradar Ltd  -  Design and implement innovative software that brings in the application of semantic web technologies to improve SME compliance process automation in partnership with a growing law and legal tech company.
  • Open to UK/EU/International* applicants. *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • Supervisors: Dr Paul King and Dr Yi Hong
  • School: School of Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Application deadline: 21 January 2022

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Open to UK/International* applicants

*International applicants may need to fund the difference between UK and International fees. To check eligibility please email pgradmissions@le.ac.uk

PhD Studentships

4 x 4 Year PhD Studentships -  Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) 

  • 4 Fully Funded 4 Year GTA Studentships available within the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
  • Available to UK applicants only
  • Start date 26th September 2022
  • Closing date 31 March 2022

ESRC Midlands Graduate School 

  • Subjects: Geography, History, Health Sciences, Media and Communications, Museum Studies
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 18 January 2022 (11.59pm UK time)

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership -  Open Doctoral Awards 2022

  • Applications for research in the areas of: Archaeology and Ancient History; Criminology; English; Human Geography; History; History of Art and Film; Law; Media and Communication; Modern Languages; Museum Studies
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 12 January 2022 (Noon UK Time) Please submit your Leicester application before this date to allow time to submit your funding application.

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership -  Collaborative Doctoral Awards 2022

  • Projects in the Areas of: Archaeology and Ancient History;  Law
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Start Date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing Date: 12 January 2022 (Noon UK Time) Please submit your Leicester application before this date to allow time to submit your funding application.

NERC CENTA Studentships 2022 

  • Schools: Archaeology and Ancient History, Chemistry, Genetics, Geography, Geology
  • Open to UK and International* applications (*see funding eligibility)
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 7 January 2022 

MPhil Studentships

ERDF LIH 588 - Sporting Edge Funded  MPhil Studentship MPhil Creation of a new piece of marketing insight software that will allow the company partner to analyse customer interaction data and present it in a user-friendly dashboard.

  • Open to UK/EU and International* applicants *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School: School of Business and School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Will Darler and Dr Alberto Paganini
  • Start date: 10 January 2022
  • Closing date: 15 October 2021

ERC Studentship: Body-Images in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia

  • School: Archaeology and Ancient History
  • Open to: UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Supervisor: Dr Marianne Hem Eriksen
  • Start date: 1 February 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
  • Closing date: 10 December 2021 (interviews 13-14 January 2022)

ERC Studentship: Childhood in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia

  • School: Archaeology and Ancient History
  • Open to: UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Supervisors: Dr Marianne Hem Eriksen and Dr Ben Raffield
  • Start date: 1 February 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
  • Closing date: 10 December 2021 (interviews 13-14 January 2022)

 

 

Research Councils

Please check your eligibility on each studentship page.   If you are unsure of your fee status please email pgradmissions@le.ac.uk.

ESRC Midlands Graduate School

  • Subjects: Geography, History, Health Sciences, Media and Communications,  Museum Studies
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 18 January 2022 (11.59pm UK time)

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership -  Open Doctoral Awards 2022

  • Applications for research in the areas of: Archaeology and Ancient History; Criminology; English; Human Geography; History; History of Art and Film; Law; Media and Communication; Modern Languages; Museum Studies
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Closing Date: 12 January 2022 (Noon UK Time) Please submit your Leicester application before this date to allow time to submit your funding application.

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership -  Collaborative Doctoral Awards 2022

  • Projects in the Areas of: Archaeology and Ancient History;  Law
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Start Date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing Date: 12 January 2022 (Noon UK Time) Please submit your Leicester application before this date to allow time to submit your funding application.

The Sciences and Technology Facilities Research Council (STFC)

  • School: Physics and Astronomy
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants* (*international students must be able to fund the difference between UK and International fees)
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 19 January 2022

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