Funding for postgraduate research programmes

Funding opportunities for PhD studentships in Astrophysics are listed separately.  Fully-funded studentships associated with the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) are also detailed on the centre's dedicated website.

AwardValueDeadlineDescription
Characterisation of Toxic Element-bearing Sulfate Minerals by Coupled Raman Spectroscopy-Neutron and Synchrotron Diffraction, MPhil/PhD (Funded)
(ID 3213)
£14,777 per year for 4 years Mon 3rd Sep 2018 The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC’s) ISIS Neutron and Muon Source and Diamond Light Source, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for pa
University of Exeter Progression to Postgraduate Research Programmes
(ID 2992)
£750 to £1,000 There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. A tuition fee discount is available to University of Exeter students progressing directly from an undergraduate degree to a limited number of MbyRes, MPhil and PhD programmes in September 2018. This award is available for selected programmes only, please see the main advertisement for details.
Can charring help us better understanding energy fluxes in structural fires and their effect on the structural integrity of timber Geography - PhD (Self-Funded)
(ID 3207)
This project is self funded Mon 24th Sep 2018 In many countries wood is used extensively for construction and has uses both structurally and as surface linings. Use of wood is also increasing in use as a sustainable and environmentally friendly building material for a range of structures, even in high-rise buildings. The nature and rate of charring of exposed wood and exposed structural timbers is critical to understand because it determines how quickly the size of a load-bearing section decreases to a critical level. Hence there are three failure d
Microclimate, microrefugia, and species persistence in a changing climate. Self funded Biosciences PhD
(ID 3196)
This project is self-funded Mon 24th Sep 2018 This self funded project is for 3.5 years. Climate change is a major threat to biodiversity, but current assessments fail to account for the survival of species in pockets of suitable microclimate known as microrefugia. This project will identify the characteristics and locations of microrefugia.
Molecular characterisation, modelling and prediction of organelle membrane dynamics in health and disease - Biosciences - PhD (Self-Funded)
(ID 3201)
This project is self-funded Mon 24th Sep 2018 This multi-disciplinary project combines cutting-edge biological, biophysical and modelling approaches to understand the mechanisms, principles and functions of organelle membrane dynamics in health and disease.
Illuminating mechanisms of RNA transcription by novel optical super-resolution imaging approaches, Biophysics or Biology – MPhil/PhD (Funded)
(ID 3210)
£14,777 Sun 30th Sep 2018 The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences in partnership with Bio-Techne, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the Living Systems Institute at the Streatham Campus in Exe
Optical Nanosensors for Biochemical Analysis of Single Molecules – PhD Physics (Funded)
(ID 2761)
£14,553 for 3.5 years Deadline passed 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)
(ID 2762)
£14,553 for 3.5 years Deadline passed 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.
Novel Carbon Reinforced Carbide Ceramic Composites for Extreme Environments, ENG – PhD (Funded)
(ID 2755)
£14,553 for 3.5 years Deadline passed 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.
Is the Southern Ocean a source or a sink for atmospheric CO2? -- new instruments and analyses [Oceanography)] – MPhil/PhD (Funded)
(ID 2973)
£14,553 for 3.5 years Deadline passed The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Modelling the Partially Ionised Solar Chromosphere, Mathematics – PhD (Funded)
(ID 2993)
£14,553 for 3.5 years Deadline passed The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Multi-spacecraft investigations of solar and heliospheric plasmas, Mathematics – PhD (Funded)
(ID 3008)
£14,553 for 3.5 years Deadline passed The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded STFC PhD studentship to commence in September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Can Natural Marine Emissions Help Explain Southern Ocean Climate?,- Geography– MPhil/PhD (Funded)
(ID 3009)
£14,553 for 4 years Deadline passed The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with The Met Office is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2018
Synuclein plasticity: the Achilles heel of nerve function linked to the onset of Parkinson’s disease , Biosciences – MPhil/PhD (Funded)
(ID 3001)
£14,553 for 3.5 years Deadline passed The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence as soon as possible or as soon as possible thereafter.
The General Circulation of Planetary Atmospheres, Mathematics – PhD (Funded)
(ID 3041)
14,777 Deadline passed The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sci
Exploring instability in complex systems, Mathematics – PhD (Funded)
(ID 3006)
£14,553 for 3.5 years Deadline passed The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Mathematical modelling of gravity currents over variable cross-section in oscillating environments
(ID 3091)
14,777 Deadline passed The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Scien
Sanctuary Scholarship
(ID 2750)
Full tuition fee waiver plus annual living cost grant Deadline passed The Sanctuary Scholarship scheme enables individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able access student finance to study at the University of Exeter.
The effect of age and risk of falling on walking: A biomechanics and non-linear dynamics approach. Self-funded PhD in Sport and Health Sciences.
(ID 3100)
This project is self-funded Deadline passed This 3-4 year biomechanics and motor control project will characterise walking from a non-linear dynamics and coordination perspective with specific application to ageing and risk of falling.
Complex Systems and Infectious Diseases - Computer Science – MPhil/PhD (Funded)
(ID 3158)
£14,777 for 3.5 yrs Deadline passed The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciencesis inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Exeter in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus
EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (PhD studentship, EPSRC ICase): Antenna efficiency and match manipulation using metamaterials
(ID 2825)
The studentships are of value around £110,000, which includes £25,000 towards the research project (travel, consumables, equipment etc.), tuition fees, and an annual, tax-free stipend of approximately £16,500 per year. Deadline passed This PhD studentship is an EPSRC iCase and will be part of the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2). Our aim is to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia. The studentship is of value approximately £90,000, which includes fees, a budget for research consumables, travel and training, and a tax-free stipend (UK/EU stundets only).
EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials/Prosperity Partnership TEAM-A (PhD studentship): New materials and structures that control the propagation of acoustic radiation
(ID 2829)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately £14500 payable to UK nationals only) Deadline passed This PhD studentship is part of the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2). Its aim is to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia. Our studentships are of value approximately £90,000, which includes fees, a budget for research consumables, travel and training, and a tax-free stipend (UK/EU stundets only)
EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials/Prosperity Partnership TEAM-A (PhD studentship): To model and manipulate material scatter effects to control the propagation of electromagnetic radiation
(ID 2830)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately £14500 payable to UK nationals only) Deadline passed This PhD studentship is part of the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2). Its aim is to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia. Our studentships are of value approximately £90,000, which includes fees, a budget for research consumables, travel and training, and a tax-free stipend (UK/EU stundets only)
Physics PhD studentship (aligned to EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials): Optical detection of magnetization dynamics induced by spin-orbit torques
(ID 3031)
For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,553 for 39 months full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. A paid 3 months summer student project prior PhD start is available. Deadline passed The studentship is aligned to the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2). Its aim is to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia.
Physics PhD studentship (aligned to EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials): Towards flexible micro-endoscopy: compressive characterisation and control of light propagation through multi-mode optical fibres
(ID 3033)
This project is a 3.5 year long PhD studentship. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 per year, for 3.5 years (42 months) full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. Deadline passed The studentship is aligned to the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2). Its aim is to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia.

Additional awards offered by the University

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries; find out more on the Funding pages of the University's website. Information about all awards is available on the searchable funding database which allows you to find all the studentships and bursaries for which you are eligible.

+ About XM2

Read all about Exeter's EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials. We're one of the biggest doctoral training centres in the UK, based entirely in Exeter, offering 14-18 fully funded 4 year studentships per year. Click here for application instructions.

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