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
EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (PhD studentship): 3D graded nanocomposites
(ID 2854)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately [£14,500/£16,500] payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): Acoustic biomimetics
(ID 2822)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately [£14,500/£16,500] payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): Acoustic imaging in turbid environments
(ID 2845)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately £14,500 plus a £2,000 top-up, payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): Advanced Magnetic Materials for Radio, Microwave and Millimetre-wave applications
(ID 2838)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual stipend (approximately £14,500 plus a £2,000 top-up (tbc) payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): All-optical metasurface modulators for THz radiation
(ID 2834)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately [£14,500/£16,500] payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): Combined electromagnetic and piezoelectric energy harvesting from low-speed fluid flows for remote monitoring
(ID 2855)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately [£14,500/£16,500] payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): Design and Manufacture of Broadband 3D Multilayer Metamaterials for Microwave and mm-wave Application
(ID 2816)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual stipend (approximately £14,500 plus £2,000 top-up (tbc) payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): Manipulating the coupling and scattering between surface waves and plane waves on metasurfaces, and at their discontinuities
(ID 2821)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual stipend (approximately £14,500 plus £2,000 top-up (tbc) payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): Metamaterials-enhanced self-charging bio-compatible smart textiles for wearable electronics
(ID 2844)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately [£14,500/£16,500] payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): Microscopy in scattering media
(ID 2842)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately [£14,500/£16,500] payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): Optically induced magnetization dynamics of magnetic exchange spring metamaterials
(ID 2841)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately [£14,500/£16,500] payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): Photosynthetic Metamaterials
(ID 2820)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately £14,500 payable to UK or EU students only) , Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): Solid State Refrigeration using 2D/Meta materials
(ID 2840)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately [£14,500/£16,500] payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): Specific biosensing with non-linear metamaterials
(ID 2837)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately [£14,500/£16,500] payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): Terahertz photonic metadevices with carbon nanomaterials
(ID 2851)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately [£14,500/£16,500] payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): Testing fluctuation relations of conformal changes of biomolecules
(ID 2843)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately [£14,500/£16,500] payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (PhD studentship): Ultrafast single photon sources
(ID 2831)
Approximately £90,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and stipend (approximately £14,500 payable to UK or EU students only) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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 (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. Mon 30th Apr 2018 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) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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) Mon 30th Apr 2018 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. Mon 30th Apr 2018 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. Mon 30th Apr 2018 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.
Sanctuary Scholarship
(ID 2750)
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.
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 Sun 10th Jun 2018 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.
Analytic Number Theory over Function Fields, Mathematics– MPhil/PhD (Funded)
(ID 3029)
14777 for 3.5 yrs Fri 29th Jun 2018 The Department of Mathematics at the University of Exeter in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a Leverhulme fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2018
Disruptive Technologies for Acoustic Noise Reduction
(ID 3112)
£14,777 for 4 yrs Fri 29th Jun 2018 TEAM-A: The tailored electromagnetic and acoustic materials accelerator, is an EPSRC Prosperity Partnership programme. TEAM-A builds upon the successful relationship that exists between the University of Exeter and QinetiQ, its aim is to develop advanced materials that can be used to control and manipulate the propagation of electromagnetic and acoustic energy, in a highly tailored, bespoke fashion, and develop innovative techniques for their cost-effective manufacture. We are inviting applications for a fu
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.
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

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