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 Cardiovascular Sciences: Development of a holistic patient-centred intervention to improve outcomes of older people living with frailty and chronic heart failure (CHF) – a multi-centre study

  • Open to UK and International applicants 
  • School: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Shirley Sze
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 13 July 2022

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 Sceinces/Diabetes Research Centre
  • Supervisors: Dr Claire Gillies, Professor Kamlesh Khunti and Karen Tingay 
  • Start date: 1 September 2022
  • Closing date: 12 August 2022

PhD Studentship in Health Sciences/Diabetes Research Centre: Understanding the link between SGLT2i’s and skeletal muscle health

  • Open to UK (Home) applicants only
  • School: Health Sciences/Diabetes Research Centre
  • Supervisors: Professor Melanie Davies, Dr Luke Baker and Dr Emma Watson
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 24 July 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 (Home) applicants only
  • School: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Lucy Teece, Professor Laura Gray and Professor Manish Pareek
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 21 August 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: 26 September 2022 or 9 January 2023
  • Closing date: 21 August 2022

PhD Studentship in Cancer Studies: Integrated multi-omic analysis of non-coding (epi)genomic drivers as biomarkers for detection, progression and treatment response of patients with breast cancer

  • Open to UK (Home) applicants only
  • School: Leicester Cancer Research Centre
  • Supervisor: Dr Ricky Joshi
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 15 August 2022

PhD Studentship in Genetics: The role of staphylococcal pyochelin methyltransferase (Spm) in microbial competition and iron uptake

  • Open to UK and International applicants (International applicants must be able to fund the difference between the UK and Internaitonal tuition fee)
  • School: Genetics and Genome Biology
  • Supervisors: Dr Christian Jenul and Professor Julie Morrissey
  • Start date: 26 September 2022 or later upon agreement
  • Closing date: 1 September 2022

PhD in Cardiovascular Sciences Directed protein evolution for predicting viral escape mechanisms and development of viral therapeutics

  • Open to UK applicants only
  • School: Cardiovascular Sciences and Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Supervisors: Professor Nick Brindle and Dr Rachel Ireland
  • Start date: 26 September 2022 or 9th January 2023
  • Closing date: Open until filled

University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group - Part Time PhD

  • Available to University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group staff only.
  • School: Heath Sciences
  • Start Date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 19 August 2022

PhD Studentship in Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour: Improving vocabulary acquisition in children via reading

  • Open to UK (Home) applicants only
  • School: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
  • Supervisors: Dr Ascension Pagan and Professor Sarah White
  • Start date: 26 September 2022 or later upon agreement
  • Closing date: 22 August 2022

PhD Studentship in Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour: Understanding the cause of social difficulties in children born very preterm

  • Open to UK (Home) applicants only
  • School: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
  • Supervisors: Dr Jayne Spiller, Professor Samantha Johnson, Dr Marina Mendonca and Professor Elizabeth Draper
  • Start date: 26 September 2022 or later upon agreement
  • Closing date: 22 August 2022

Molecular and Cell Biology (Leicester Institute for Structural & Chemical Biology)   Understanding the mechanisms and functions of class I histone deacetylase complexes in gene regulation and other cellular processes

  • Open to UK applicants only
  • School: Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Supervisor: Professor John Schwabe
  • Start date: 26 September or as soon as possible after
  • Closing date:  1 September 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

 The Leverhulme Trust Studentship: The role of haem in regulating the biological clock 
  • Open to UK (Home) applicants 
  • Supervisors: Professor Andrew Hudson, Professor Ezio Rosato and Professor Charalambos Kyriacou
  • School: Chemistry
  • Start date 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 15 August 2022

Engineering Fully Funded International Studentship: Creep-fatigue Life Prediction of High Temperature Materials

  • Open to UK and International applicants (full overseas fee waiver and stipend)
  • Supervisor: Prof Bo Chen
  • School: Engineering
  • Start date 9 January 2023
  • Closing date: 18 September 2022

3 Year Engineering PhD Studentship  Diamond coatings for antibacterial applications in Space

  • Open to UK applicants only
  • Supervisor: Professor Haitao Ye
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 31 August 2022

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: 26 September 2022 or soon after
  • Closing date 31st August 2022

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

PhD/MPhil Studentships

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

PhD tuition fee waivers available with research in the following schools

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