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Available PhD studentships

Postgraduate research opportunities will appear here, when funding becomes available.

Funding normally covers an annual stipend, as well as postgraduate tuition fees at the home/EU rate.

Available opportunities

PhD in Optometry and Vision Sciences

Improving the genetic prediction of myopia

Application deadline: 01/08/2024

This project will develop an improved genetic test for identifying children at-risk of developing myopia and high myopia. The studentship is funded by the College of Optometrists. It consists of university tuition fees, as well as a stipend to cover living expenses of £18,622 P.A. (subject to satisfactory annual progress).

Eligibility: Candidates must be a GOC-registered optometrist and be a UK member of the College of Optometrists at the start of the research project and remain in membership for the duration of the scholarship. Applicants must have obtained a First Class or Upper Second Class degree.

Informal enquiries should be directed to the supervisor for this PhD studentship, Professor Jeremy Guggenheim via email: or telephone: (0)29 2087 4904.

Find out more about the opportunity on the Find A PhD website.

Obtaining sponsorship/funding your own studies

If you secure external funding yourself, wish to fund your own postgraduate studies, or wish to apply for external funding yourself, please let us know.

Bench fees will apply for non-home/non-EU students, in addition to tuition fees. These are dependent on the type of project undertaken.

We encourage prospective students to pursue a 4 year full-time PhD degree, to ensure successful completion.

When will other studentships become available?

Please check back here periodically, as more opportunities arise throughout the year.

You are also encouraged to view our academic staff profiles, and enquire with individual staff members about future opportunities for funding and postgraduate research in their field.