Life Sciences

Find PhD studentships and postgraduate funding in biology, biosciences, health sciences, medicine, and psychology
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Neuroscience, Psychology & Behaviour

3 Year PhD Studentship available for September 2018
The funding is provided by an Academy of Medical Sciences Grant

Project: Mechanisms of cortical resting-state infraslow dynamics

Project and application information (.pdf)

Supervisor Dr Michael Okun

Available to UK/EU applicants only.

The funding will provide a fee waiver and stipend at UK Research Council rates for 3 years.


7 June 2018

College of Life Sciences

  • Cancer Studies
  • Cardiovascular Sciences

3 Year Fully-Funded PhD studentships within

Cancer Studies

Cardiovascular Sciences

Range of projects available.

Projects and application information

Available to UK /EU applicants only



31 May 2018

All Subjects within the College of Life Sciences


Santander Scholarships available for September 2018

Successful candidates will receive £5,000 in the form of a reduction in tuition fees from the first year of the course

Further information and application information

Available for full-time campus based MPhi/PhD only

30 May 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.

4 April 2018

Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour


3 Year PhD Studentship available for September 2018

Project Title: Understanding the effects of concurrent visual impairment on the experience and diagnosis of dementia

Supervisors: Dr Claire Hutchinson and Professor Kevin Paterson

Project details and application information (.pdf)

Applications are open to UK/EU applicants only

4 April 2018
College of Life Sciences

4 Year PhD Studentships Funded by BBSRC Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP)

Available for September 2018 entry

Projects within Food Security

Projects within Bioenergy and Industrial Biotechnology

Projects within Molecules, Cells and Systems

Project listing and application information

Available to UK/EU applicants only


Friday 27th  April 2018

Health Sciences in the School of Medicine

1 x 3 Year Funded PhD in the area of Health Sciences within our Medical School available for September 2018

Applicants can select from the following projects:

Project A: An evaluation of a Health Enhancement Programme which uses mindfulness training for undergraduate medical students

Project B: The Impact and Value of a Patient and Carers Group involved in Professional Health Care Training

Full project descriptions and application information (.pdf)

Applications are open to UK/EU applicants only.


30th April 2018

Cross College Studentships

2 PhD Studentships available for September 2018

List of available projects and application information

Available to UK/EU and International applicants.

The funding provides Stipend at UK/EU rates and UK/EU tuition fee waiver for 3 years. International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK/EU and International fees for the duration of their study


1 May 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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