College vacancies and studentships

Employment opportunities

Additional employment opportunities within the University are available to view through the central online job search pages.

Job titleLocationReferenceApplication deadline
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Exeter P59324 23 Oct 2017
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Exeter P57440 30 Oct 2017

ASPIRE - Accrediting Staff Professionalism in Research-Led Education

Staff within the college are actively encouraged to gain fellowships through the ASPIRE scheme. It is a framework for developing and accrediting staff who teach and support students’ learning in our research-led environment. Accredited by the Higher Education Academy it offers you the opportunity to gain both a University of Exeter ASPIRE Fellowship and the correlating HEA Fellowship at one of four levels: Associate: Fellow; Senior Fellow or Principal Fellow.

For further information about the scheme, please see the University's ASPIRE web pages.

Postgraduate research studentships

Postgraduate research funding opportunities are highlighted below. Each award title links through to further information on the research project, eligibility criteria and how to apply.

AwardValueApplication deadlineDescription
Global Education Program Scholarship Fully funded Sun 5th Nov 2017 The Global Education Program (GEP) scholarship is provided by the Russian Government and covers Masters and PhD studies in science, engineering, medicine, education and management in social sphere.
Novel Carbon Reinforced Carbide Ceramic Composites for Extreme Environments, ENG – PhD (Funded) £14,553 for 3.5 years Fri 10th Nov 2017 The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
International Boeing PhD studentship, Multiscale Modelling Manufacturing Induced Defects in Large Aerospace Components – ENG – PhD (Funded) £17000 for 3.5 years Sun 19th Nov 2017 The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to study Multiscale Modelling of Manufacturing Induced Defects in Large Aerospace Components
Coral Reefs as Critical Sources of Carbonate Sand Generation: Quantifying Links Between Reef Ecology and Sand Production on Caribbean Reefs - Geography - NERC GW4+ DTP PhD Studentship £14,553 per annum for 2017-18 Sun 7th Jan 2018 NERC GW4+ funded studentship available for September 2018 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,553 per annum for 2017-18.
Coupling of Late Pliocene Indian Monsoon Variability and Global Climate - Environmental Science - NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship £14,553 per annum for 2017-18 Sun 7th Jan 2018 NERC GW4+ funded studentship available for September 2018 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,553 per annum for 2017-18.
Drones for Understanding Carbon Uptake in Sea-Ice Covered Antarctic Waters - Geography - NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship £14,553 per annum for 2017-18 Sun 7th Jan 2018 NERC GW4+ funded studentship available for September 2018 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,553 per annum for 2017-18.
Investigating the Marine Record of Pleistocene Ice and Climate Variability Offshore of South Georgia Island, Sub-Antarctica - Geography - NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship £14,553 per annum for 2017-18 Sun 7th Jan 2018 NERC GW4+ funded studentship available for September 2018 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,553 per annum for 2017-18.
Modelling Antarctic Winds and Ice Flow - Geography - NERC GW4+ DTP PhD Studentship £14,553 per annum for 2017-18 Sun 7th Jan 2018 NERC GW4+ funded studentship available for September 2018 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,553 per annum for 2017-18.
Nongenetic Effects, Adaptation and Extinction in a Changing World: Towards a Predictive Theory - Mathematics - NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship £14,553 per annum for 2017-18 Sun 7th Jan 2018 NERC GW4+ funded studentship available for September 2018 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,553 per annum for 2017-18.
Oceanographic and Biotic Changes in Australia During Oceanic Anoxic Events - Environmental Science - NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship £14,553 per annum for 2017-18 Sun 7th Jan 2018 NERC GW4+ funded studentship available for September 2018 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,553 per annum for 2017-18.
Platinum-Group Element and Isotopic Geochemistry: Implications for Mapping Precious Metals in the Mantle as a Mineral Exploration Tool - Environmental Science - NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship £14,553 per annum for 2017-18 Sun 7th Jan 2018 NERC GW4+ funded studentship available for September 2018 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,553 per annum for 2017-18.
Statistical Post-Processing of Ensemble Forecasts of Compound Weather Risk - Mathematics - NERC GW4+ DTP PhD Studentship £14,553 per annum for 2017-18 Sun 7th Jan 2018 NERC GW4+ funded studentship available for September 2018 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,553 per annum for 2017-18.
Variability and Uncertainty in the Reproductive Games of Cooperative Breeders - Psychology - NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship £14,553 per annum for 2017-18 Sun 7th Jan 2018 NERC GW4+ funded studentship available for September 2018 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,553 per annum for 2017-18.
BECAR (Argentina) Fully funded Thu 11th Jan 2018 Postgraduate scholarships offered jointly by Bec.Ar/Universities UK, available for students of Argentinean nationality with a first degree of minimum 4 years. Priority areas are Science, Technology and Innovation. The recipient will be expected to return to Argentina on completion of their studies.
China Scholarship Council and University of Exeter PhD Scholarship Full tuition fees and Living Allowance Mon 29th Jan 2018 The University of Exeter alongside the China Scholarship Council is pleased to offer fully funded studentship available for September 2018 entry.
Becas Chile (Conicyt) Fully funded Thu 10th May 2018 Scholarships offered for studies in the UK, available for Chilean nationals (and others with permanent residence in Chile) in all areas except Management/MBA/Commercial Law and where the recipient will be expected to return to Chile on completion of their studies.
Sanctuary Scholarship Full tuition fee waiver plus annual living cost grant Tue 15th May 2018 The Sanctuary Scholarship scheme enables individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able access student finance to study at the University of Exeter.
University of Exeter Progression Scholarship £1000 There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. A £1000 tuition fee discount for all University of Exeter students who progress directly from an undergraduate degree to a postgraduate degree in September 2018.
Global Excellence Scholarship Up to £5,000 There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. Up to £5,000 dedicated to international students of outstanding academic quality applying to programmes starting in autumn 2018.
Optical Nanosensors for Biochemical Analysis of Single Molecules – PhD Physics (Funded) £14,553 for 3.5 years Deadline passed
(Tue 10th Oct 2017)
The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Theoretical basis for Emergent Constraints on Climate Change – PhD Mathematics (Funded) £14,553 for 3.5 years Deadline passed
(Tue 10th Oct 2017)
The ECCLES project aims to reduce uncertainties in climate-carbon projections using Emergent Constraints. Emergent constraints are relationships between observable variations in the Earth System and future changes, which are evident across an ensemble of models.
Control and Isolation of Low Level Vibrations in Civil Engineering Structures - ENG- PhD (Funded) £14,553 for 3.5 years Deadline passed
(Sun 15th Oct 2017)
This PhD studentship project will use analytical, numerical and experimental methods for development of vibration control and isolation techniques for highly vibration-sensitive instrumentation and manufacturing equipment.
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