PhD studentships

Arthritis Research UK and Cardiff University have committed a further £5M for the Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre.

The team investigates normal joint biomechanics and determines how this is influenced by pathology to inform clinical intervention and rehabilitation in musculoskeletal disorders. Discipline hopping opportunities exist to work across disciplines such as Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Physiotherapy and Orthopaedics.

Studentships from October 2016

We have a number of studentships to start from October 2016 and a number starting January 2017. For more information, please click the links below:

How to apply

For all projects please apply through the School of Biosciences.

General email enquiries can be made to

Closing dates

  • 31 July 2016 for projects starting October 2016
  • 31 October 2016 for projects starting Jan 2017

Minimum requirements

Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent, in appropriate subject.


The full studentship (fees and stipend) is available to UK or EU students only. The total stipend will be £14,296 per annum (2016). Candidates with their own funding are also welcomed.