Life Sciences

Find PhD studentships and postgraduate funding in biology, biosciences, health sciences, medicine, and psychology
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Genetics /  Geology / Physics

NERC CENTA studentship available for 1st March 2018 start

Project and application information

Available to UK/EU applicants only

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Monday 11 December 2017
College of Life Sciences

BBSRC Midlands Innovative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP)

iCASE Studentships available for September 2018 entry.

Project 1 : Protecting the Food Chain by Rapid On-Site DNA Sequencing Supervisor: Prof Mark Jobling

Project 2: Characterizing the Sin3A/HDAC1 complex: an alternative strategy for the precise inhibition of deacetylase activity in cells.
Supervisor: Professor Shaun Cowley

Project details and application information

UK/EU applicants only.



11 February 2018


2 x 3 year funded PhD studentships available for September 2018 start.

Projects, entry requirements and application information

UK/EU applicants only

3 year stipend at UK Research Council rate and fee wavier at UK/EU rate.

Midnight 12 January 2018
Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

College of Life Sciences / NPB Studentship Scheme 2018

Wide range of projects available.
Studentships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Funding provides UK/EU fee waiver and Stipend at UK Research Council rates for 3 years.

Available to UK/EU applicants only

5 February 2018
College of Life Sciences

Studentships funded by Integrative Midlands Partnership for Biomedical Training (IMPACT), which is a MRC-funded doctoral training partnership between the universities of Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham, and the Research Complex at Harwell.

Leicester Projects available for September 2018 entry

Application information

Available to UK/EU applicants only - please see eligibility information

11pm 28 February 2018
Health Sciences

3 Year College Funded Studentship

Project: The genetic basis of ethnic differences in disease risk

Supervisors: Professor Frank Dudbridge and  Dr Chris Nelson

Project description and application information (.pdf)

Available to UK/EU applicants only.

28 February 2018
Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

4 year Funded PhD in Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

Project Title:  Presynaptic homeostatic plasticity in hyperexcitable neuronal networks

Project and application information

Supervisors Dr Vincenzo Marra and Professor Ian Forsythe

Enquiries to Dr Marra

Open to UK/EU and International applicants.

29 March 2018
Health Sciences

3 Year PhD Studentship commencing September 2018 (negotiable)

Project: Type 2 diabetes in women after a diagnosis of gestational diabetes: understanding uptake to screening, progression rates and costs, using evidence synthesis methodologies

Project description and application information (.pdf)

Supervisors: Dr Clare Gillies, Dr Sudesna Chatterjee and Professor Kamlesh Khunti

Open to UK/EU applicants only. The funding will provide a fee waiver at UK/EU rates and stipend for 3 years.

Open until filled
Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

1 Year MPhil Studentship funded by Freemasons Grand Charity and Alumni Relations Fund.

Project: Eye movement behaviour of typically and atypically developing readers

Supervisor Prof Kevin Paterson in collaboration with Dr Sarah White and Prof Irene Gottlob

Studentship available to UK/EU applicants only.

Project and application details (.pdf)



Open until filled

Various Postgraduate Scholarships

Gain a postgraduate scholarship in 2017 from and win your share of £12,000 on offer.

Open Until Filled

Postgraduate Loans

Masters Degree Loans - including MPhil (Master of Philosophy)

UK/EU Nationals living in England - Have you considered applying for a Postgraduate Loan to help fund your Taught Masters or MPhil study?
Please refer to Postgraduate Loans for details of the loan arrangements, eligibility and the application process.

PhD Loans (Available from 2018 for UK Nationals)

The UK Government will introduce new doctoral loans of up to £25,000 for PhDs and equivalent postgraduate research programmes from 2018. Full details are to be announced shortly. In the meantime please refer to the latest information available at

Masters Degree (MA, MSc, MBA, LLM, MRes) Funding

Scholarships and bursaries for Masters degree programmes are advertised as they become available.

Please see the main listing for current Masters degree funding opportunities.

Scholarships available for individual Masters Courses can be found on the Fees and Funding section of the relevant Masters Course page.

Discount Schemes

Other Funding Sources

Alternatively, why not combine your postgraduate course with your career and earn while you learn - see our part-time and distance learning degrees.

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