We award a small number of funded doctoral studentships each year.

Studentships are sometimes attached to external grant funding. The PhD project will be specified and open to applications. Please read the details carefully to check that you are eligible as different projects have different requirements.

Studentships for UK students cover tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant. In 2017-18 the maintenance grant for full-time students is £14,553 per annum.

EPSRC studentships

We award a small number of EPSRC-funded doctoral studentships each year.

EPSRC-funded doctoral studentships are available for UK/EU applicants, awarded on a competitive basis and subject to research council residence requirements.

Applications for EPSRC DTP studentships within the School of Mathematics for 2018/19 are now open. The deadline for applications is 30th March 2018

A list of current projects along with eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on the Doctoral Training Partnership PhD in Mathematics page

NERC GW4 Doctoral Training Partnership PhD project

In silico modelling of parasite dynamics - with Professor Owen Jones

The management of infectious disease is a major concern for conservation of wild fish stocks and is a primary constraint on the viability and sustainability of farmed fish. By utilising our new understanding of piscine social networks, we will develop new hydro-environmental models to simulate the fate and transport of parasites.

Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship for Research Excellence

We are currently seeking applicants who plan to commence their PhD in the 2018-19 academic year – preferably with an October 2018 start. Awards will be made to the highest quality candidates with the potential to become outstanding researchers.

Eligible applicants should apply for their chosen PhD programme via the University's online application form by the 15 January 2018. Applicants may apply with a research proposal that has been advertised by the supervisory team or their own proposal

China Scholarship Council

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) funds Chinese university students to study overseas for PhD degrees in the fields of science and technology. CSC awards typically cover air fares and living costs for up to four years.

The application process for 2018 is now open. The deadline for applications is 26 January 2018.

Applicants can be considered by submitting a standard PhD application specifying in the funding section that they wish to be considered for China Scholarship Council funding


If you require further information about our studentships, please contact:

Tracey Leslie photograpgh

Tracey Lintern

PGR Administrative Officer

02920 879150