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 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: 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  

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 

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

Future 100 3.5 Year PhD Studentship: How to lead digital change in a national context? Strategy and skills for tomorrow’s cultural and creative organisations.

  • School: School of Business / Institute for Digital Culture
  • 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: 25 September 2022

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

PhD tuition fee waivers available with research in the following schools

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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