Science, Maths, and Engineering PhD Studentships and Postgraduate Funding

Find PhD studentships and postgraduate funding in chemistry, engineering, physics, maths, and geosciences

National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC)

IMPaCT LogoEPSRC Innovative Metal Processing Centre for Doctoral Training (IMPaCT)

PhD Studentships Available Now

Available for research within:

Media and Communication


Health Sciences

Human Geography

Museum Studies

ESRC Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Programme (DTP)

DTP Open Competition Studentships for September 2019

Studentship and application information can be found HERE


ESRC Collaborative and Joint Studentships

Projects will be listed HERE when available

ESRC Studentships are available to UK/EU applicants.

Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (23:59 GMT)



College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities subjects


Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Programme now available for September 2019 entry

There are two funding routes

Midland4Cities Open Doctoral Award open competition

Midlands4Cities Collaborative Doctoral Award defined projects

Studentships are available to UK/EU applicants only.


Noon 14th January 2019

Department of Mathematics

2x Fully-funded PhD Studentships (Graduate Teaching Assistant) to commence January 2019 [PRG471-2]

Application information (LINK TO PDF)

Job Summary form (LINK TO PDF)

For application enquiries please contact the course administrator:

For academic enquiries please contact Professor Sergei Petrovskii:

GTA PhD funding is available to UK/EU and International applicants.*

*The funding offers a stipend/salary package and a UK/EU fee waiver. International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK/EU and International fees for the full 4 years of study.


31st October 2018

Department of Chemistry

3 year funded PhD Studentship

Preferred start date January 2019 but September 2019 may be considered.

Project: C–H Functionalization Catalyzed by Main Group Elements

Supervisor Dr Alexander P Pulis

Full project and application details (.pdf)

Available to UK/EU and International* applicants.

* Fully funded studentship available for Home/EU students only. Partial funded studentship available to International students, please contact us for details.

Enquiries to Kiri Humphreys



22 October 2018

Department of Chemistry

2 x  3 year fully funded PhD studentships as part of the project “Developing a curative gene therapy for Crigler-Najjar syndrome” (CureCN) supported by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.


Professor Sergey Piletsky

Development of a manufacturing process for pilot scale synthesis of MIP nanoparticles for therapeutic studies and plasmapheresis

Full project and application information (.pdf)


Supervisor Dr Elena Piletska

Development of molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles (nanoMIPs) specific for anti-AAV antibodies, their characterisation and application

Full project and application information (.pdf)


Funding available to UK / EU applicants only.

Enquiries to Kiri Humphreys



closing date

15th October 2018


Department of Engineering

3 Year PhD Studentship sponsored by Lloyds Register to start as soon as possible

Project Title: Diamond based photonic devices for harsh environments

Supervisor: Professor Haitao Ye

Project description and application instructions (.pdf)

Available to UK/EU and International* applicants and will provide a stipend and UK/EU fee waiver for 3 years.

*International applicants must be able to pay the difference between UK/EU and international fees for the duration of their study if they wish to apply.



Open until filled

School of Geography, Geology and the Environmental

Project Ref: LIH029

Fully Funded 1 year Industrial MPhil Studentship in Geography - Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.  To start as soon as possible.

Project: Integrating insight from remotely sensed vegetation data into the RiMiT® risk management solution for fire hazard mapping in California

Supervisor: Professor Kevin Tansey

Project and application information (.pdf)

Available to UK/EU applicants only.



Open until filled

Department of Engineering

Project Ref LIH014

Fully Funded 1 Year  Industrial MPhil Studentship - Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Start date: As soon as possible.

Project: A novel precision agriculture decision support tool to help farmers determine nitrogen fertiliser application plans using satellite imagery

Project and Application information (.pdf)

Supervisors: Prof Tanya Vladimirova and Prof Mike Warrington

For enquiries please contact Prof Tanya Vladimirova

Available to UK/EU students only

Open until filled

Department of Mathematics

Project Ref LIH045

Fully Funded 1 Year Industrial MPhil Studentship  Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Project and application information (.pd)

Project to start as soon as possible.

Supervisors: Prof Jeremy Levesley (Mathematics)

Available to UK/EU applicants only


Open until filled

Department of Physics and Astronomy

STFC Funded projects available for UK/EU applicants.

Please refer to the Available Projects List for all project descriptions and supervisors.

To apply please follow the online application guidelines ensuring you complete the Research Interests Form as well as the standard PhD application form

Open until filled
UK Government Doctoral Loan

Doctoral / PhD Loans Available from UK Government  from 1 August 2018 for UK/EU Nationals

The UK Government has introduced new Postgraduate Doctoral Loans of up to £25,000 for PhDs and equivalent postgraduate research programmes from 2018.

Full details and the application form are available from  GOV.UK  Doctoral Loan

Please make sure you read the full eligibility and residency criteria.

If you apply for a Doctoral Loan you will be able to register for your course once you have provided us with evidence that your application has been approved. Students in receipt of the Doctoral Loan are able to pay in 3 instalments instead of the standard 2, the due dates of the instalments will be in line with the dates you receive your loan payments.

Various Postgraduate Scholarships

Gain a postgraduate scholarship 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) 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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