Fully-funded PhD projects available for immediate application

Our studentships are fully-funded by UK Research Councils, charities or industry. Eligibility criteria vary so please check who is funding the project that you are interested. For projects funded by BBSRC and NERC, only UK and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements are eligible to apply (minimum of three years of continuous residency in the UK immediately prior to the start of the PhD). Projects funded by charities (Breast Cancer Now, British Heart Foundation, etc) are open to all UK and EU students.

The studentships cover: (i) an annual tax-free stipend at the standard Research Council rate (£14,296 for 2016-2017, but typically increases annually in line with inflation), (ii) research costs, and (iii) tuition fees at the UK/EU rate.

Please try to identify a research project that suits you.  This is to ensure a proper match between your research interests and your prospective supervisors. We do not encourage applications to more than one project however we would encourage informal discussions with different project supervisors to help you decide which project to apply to. Contact details for academic staff can be found on our staff pages.


Industrial Case Studentships

SupervisorsProject TitleResearch Area

Prof Miles Whittington & Prof Antal Rot

Disrupted cortical dynamics in neuroinflammation Biophysics, Immunology, Medical/Clinical Science, Neuroscience/Neurology

Professor Jennifer R Potts & Dr Christoph Baumann

Structure and function of SesC and SesE; conserved biofilm-forming proteins of Staphylococcus epidermidis?

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, Structural Biology

Dr Marika Kullberg & Professor Jon Timmis

A computational approach to study the IL-23 / IL-23 receptor axis in intestinal inflammation

Immunology, Medical/Clinical Science, Microbiology, Pathology, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Statistics