There is a range of funded and self-funded opportunities that enable you to study for a research degree that delivers research with impact.
Our Research Centres focus on areas of excellence and quality as independently confirmed by the REF 2014. We are looking for high quality and ambitious new researchers to help us deliver outstanding research that addresses some of the biggest challenges facing contemporary society.
As well as Faculty/Research Centre funded opportunities, the VC PhD Scholarships competition, open from 30th November 2016, offers scholarships across a wide range of specialist subjects.
All applicants should read the guidance notes for funding information and instruction on how to apply.
Scholarships are available across:
Applied Social Sciences
Criminology, Multi-media Journalism, Policy Evaluation, Urban Geography, Youth Studies
Art and Design
Apparel, Architecture, Art, Art for Health, Design, Drama, Dance & Performing Arts, Media theory and Practice, Visual Culture
Business and Law
Business, Business Management, Corporate Responsibility, Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management, Law, Social Justice, Sustainability
Education and Social Research
Education, Educational Evaluation
Engineering and Materials
Advanced Materials, Bioengineering, Electrochemistry, Sensing and Imaging
Environment and Earth Systems, Air Transport and the Environment
Health, Exercise and Active Living
Exercise and Ageing Physiology, Motor Cognition and Psychophysiology, Biomechanics and Long-Term Conditions
Health: Disability, Ageing and Wellbeing
Biomechanics and Long-term Conditions, Exercise and Ageing Physiology, Motor Cognition and Psychophysiology, Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Communication Disability
Cell Biology, Cognitive Motor Function, Genetics, Microbiology and Infection, Molecular Biology
English, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Gothic Studies, History, Languages, Linguistics, Literary Criticism, Philosophy
Complex Systems, Intelligent Systems, Future Networks and Distributed Systems, Interactive Systems
Social Change: Community Wellbeing
Critical and Community Psychology, Safeguarding and Critical Professional Practice, Substance use and addictive behaviour