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

PhD Studentship Wellcome Trust DTP

  • Open to UK and International applicants
  • Various projects
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 12 June 2022

PhD Studentships BBSRC Midlands Integrative Biosciences (Doctoral) Training Partnership (MIBTP)

  • Open to UK and International applicants (international applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK and Overseas Fees)
  • Various projects
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 22 June 2022

College of Life Sciences

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

PhD Studentship in Genetics Comparative studies of paediatric tissues frequently injured during abusive head trauma: A histological and 3D micro computed tomography approach

  • Open to UK applicants only
  • School: Genetics ( East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit)
  • Supervisors: Dr Emma Cheshire and Professor Mark Williams (Warwick)
  • Start Date: October 2022
  • Closing date: 13 May 2022

PhD studentship in Health Sciences: Improving Mental Health Literacy: Exploring and understanding how young adult carers of seriously ill relatives from ethnically diverse backgrounds recognise and seek support for their own mental and emotional-wellbeing

  • Open to UK applicants only
  • School: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Alice Smith, Dr Hawn Harrad-Hyde and Dr Zoebia Islam (Loros)
  • Start date: October 2022
  • Closing Date: 19 June 2022

PhD Studentship Wellcome Trust DTP

  • Open to UK and International applicants 
  • Various projects
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 12 June 2022

PhD Studentships BBSRC Midlands Integrative Biosciences (Doctoral) Training Partnership (MIBTP)

  • Open to UK and International applicants (international applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK and Overseas Fees)
  • Various projects
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 22 June 2022

College of Science and Engineering

Please check eligibility for each individual project.

PhD studentships

EPSRC I-CASE with Industry Partner Thales-Alenia Space UK LtdA novel miniaturised atmospheric aerosol satellite instrument: developing a small form factor multi-angle spectropolarimeter

  • Open to UK (Home) applicants
  • Supervisor: Dr Joshua Vande Hey
  • School: Physics and Astronomy
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Application deadline: 6 May 2022

Three 4-year Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) available in Informatics

  • Open to UK and International applicants *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK and International tuition fee themselves
  • School: Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • Supervisor: Various
  • Start date: 1 September 2022
  • Application deadline: 26 May 2022

College of Science and Engineering Studentship: High-level search methodologies for problem solving in industrial applications

  • Open to UK and International applicants *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK and International tuition fee themselves
  • School: Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr John Drake and Professor Edmund Burke
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Application deadline: 8 June 2022

Engineering studentship in close collaboration with Industry Partners; Teer Coating Ltd, National Space Centre and Space Park Leicester: Diamond coatings for antibacterial applications in Space

  • Open to UK (Home) applicants
  • Supervisor: Professor Haitao Ye
  • School: Engineering
  • Start date: 26 September 2022 (an earlier start date is also possible)
  • Application deadline: 30 June 2022

College of Science and Engineering Studentship Creep-fatigue Life Prediction of High Temperature Materials

  • Open to UK and Overseas applicants (overseas applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK and Overseas fees)
  • Supervisor: Professor Bo Chen
  • School Engineering
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 30 June 2022

MPhil studentships

MPhil ERDF LIA591 with Industry Partner rradar LtdDesign 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 applicants only
  • Supervisors: Dr Paul King and Dr Yi Hong
  • School: Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • Start date:1 June 2022
  • Application deadline: 18 May 2022
 

MPhil ERDF HUB 1056 LIA 690 with Industry Partner SanaMente Services Ltd: Advanced data analytics for health and wellbeing

  • Open to UK applicants only
  • Supervisors Dr Bo Yuan and Professor John Maltby
  • School: School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and Department of Neurosciences, Psychology and Behaviour
  • Start date: 1 July 2022
  • Closing date: 2nd June 2022

MPhil ERDF LIA 719 with Industry Partner European Thermodynamics Ltd: Advanced Testing Methods for Rapid Thermoelectric Device Development and Manufacture

  • Open to UK applicants only
  • Supervisors: Dr Ramy Mesalam and Piyal Samara-Ratna
  • School: School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and Department of Neurosciences, Psychology and Behaviour
  • Start date: 1 June 2022
  • Closing date: 18 May 2022

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

PhD/MPhil Studentships

2 x 4 Year GTA funded PhD Studentships

  • School of Criminology
  • 1 GTA to be awarded to Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic student
  • 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: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 16 June 2022

ERDF Industry funded MPhil with DPI Ltd  DPI Market Diversification

  • School of Business (Management MPhil)
  • Supervisors: Professor James Fitchett and Dr Shelly Chapman
  • Open 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.)
  • MPhil state date: 1 June 2022 (this cannot be extended)
  • Closing date: 12 May 2022

ERC Studentship: Clerics and Domestic Slavery in the Latin West, 400-600

  • School: History
  • Supervisor: Dr Erin Thomas Dailey
  • 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: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 17 June 2022

ERC Studentship: Domestic Slaves in Early Islamic Conceptions of the Past

  • School: History
  • Supervisor: Dr Erin Thomas Dailey
  • 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: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 17 June 2022

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Masters Excellence Scholarship

  • The Masters Excellence Scholarships are available to new UK applicants registering for a full- or part-time, campus-based taught Masters degree or MPhil Research Degree within the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.
  • Four Masters Excellence Scholarships are available, each providing a full fee waiver and £9,000 stipend
  • Submit your MPhil application from the Subject list under Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities no later than 10 May 2022 at the very latest
  • Submit your Masters Excellence Studentship Application by the closing date of 23rd May 2022

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