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.

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

  • Supervisor: Dr Sharmin Shabnam
  • Start date: 23 September 2024 or 1 October 2024
  • Closing date: 31 May 2024

Population Health Sciences: Sarcopenia as a biomarker for people with multiple long-term conditions: an epidemiological perspective

  • Supervisor: Dr Thomas Wilkinson
  • Start date: 23 September 2024
  • Closing date: 9 June 2024

Population Health Sciences: Investigating the association between cardiometabolic health and labour market outcomes using administrative health data sources

  • Supervisor: Dr Cameron Razieh
  • Start date: 1 October 2024
  • Closing date: 31 May 2024

Population Health Sciences: Optimising the identification of high-risk populations and modifiable risk factors to reduce ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in perinatal mortality

  • Supervisor: Professor Bradley Manktelow
  • Start date: 23 September 2024
  • Closing date: 2 June 2024

Population Health Sciences: The development and evaluation of a social cooking intervention in places of worship

  • Supervisor: Dr Riya Patel
  • Start date: 23 September 2024 (preferred) or 1 October 2024 or January 2025.
  • Closing date: 23 June 2024

Cardiovascular Sciences: Immunosenescence in cardiovascular disease

  • Supervisor: Professor Gavin Murphy
  • Start date: 23 September 2024
  • Closing date: 7 June 2024
MIBTP Studentships - open to UK applicants only
  • Various projects/supervisors
  • Start date: 23 September 2024
  • Closing date: 23 May 2024

Self funded PhD projects 

College of Science and Engineering

Please check eligibility for each individual project.

NERC Target CDT studentships

  • Various projects
  • Start date: 1 October 2024
  • Closing date: 5 June 2024

Computer Science GTA funded studentships

  • Various projects
  • Start date: 23 September 2024
  • Closing date: 30 May 2024

Mathematics GTA funded studentships

  • Various projects
  • Start date: 23 September 2024
  • Closing date: 9 June 2024

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Archaeology and Ancient History

Ground stone in a metallic world

  • Supervisor: Dr Rachel Crellin
  • Start date: 1 October 2024
  • Closing date: 21 June 2024

Symbols of power, prestige goods or vibrant materials? Rethinking gold, jet and amber grave goods in Early Bronze Age Britain

  • Supervisor: Dr Rachel Crellin
  • Start date: 1 October 2024
  • Closing date: 21 June 2024

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