IMPaCT Studentships Currently Available

Apply for Funded PhD Studentships within IMPaCT

Studentship Information

IMPaCT PhD studentships comprise a 4 year integrated doctoral training programme. In the first year PhD students undertake a range of Masters level training modules covering both technical and transferable skills (such as project management, personal leadership and team work) and undertake work experience with our industrial partners, In the following 3 years, PhD students complete a research project leading to a doctoral qualification and spend time working with the industrial partners to gain industry experience.

IMPaCT will provide the integrated experimental, analytical, modelling, and transferable skills training which is required for innovation in industry. Beyond this core training provision there will be a wide range of research student-led events such as mini-symposiums, workshops and summer schools. PhD students can alsEngineering Building at the University of Leicester - Leicester is one of the UK's leading research universities and ranked in the top 2% of world universities by the QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankingso make use of the other skills and career development opportunities for research students offered by the 3 universities.

IMPaCT students are fully funded studentships which include:

  • A full UK/EU fee waiver for 4 years
  • An annual tax free stipend of £14,553 (2017/18)
  • Possible Industry stipend top-up worth up to £4,000 each year

Studentships are open to UK Home / EU applicants who meet the residency criteria which is set out by the Research Council EPSRC. Information on residency criteria can be found HERE.

A limited amount of funding is available for exceptional international applicants who are highly qualified and motivated. International applicants who would like to make an informal enquiry regarding eligibility for funding should contact us for advice via EMAIL.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for Research Council studentships must meet the University's academic and English Language entry requirements, the Research Councils' residency requirements, and demonstrate that they have the personal attributes required for doctoral-level programmes.

Additional Information on entry requirements can be found under the following:

Engineering at Leicester

Based in the iconic James Stirling and James Gowan designed Engineering Building, the Department of Engineering is one of the largest departments at the University. The Department compromises an academic staff of some 30 members and has a student population of around 600 undergraduates and 100 postgraduates and research students.

The Department has an international reputation for the quality of its research with particular expertise in bio-engineering, control systems, embedded systems, and materials mechanics. More information Engineering Research at Leicester can be found HERE.

How to Apply

The first steps to making an application for an IMPaCT studentship is to upload your CV and outline three research themes through the IMPaCT website HERE. Once you have done this you will receive confirmation that we have received your informal applicant. Successful applicants will be contacted via email on or before the closing date. Unfortunately due to the high number of applications we are unable to contact all unsuccessful applications.

Currently accepting applications for September 2017. Deadline Extended 30 June 2017

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