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PhD opportunities

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.

The Funding website has a searchable database which enables you to identify all funding for which you are eligible or can apply, including opportunities un-related to your academic subject such as music and sports scholarships.

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Deadline
Fri 25th Jun 2021
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Brillouin microscopy of keratin structures, PhD-funded Studentship in Physics

UK tuition fees, and an annual maintenance allowance rate of £21,739

UK tuition fees, and an annual maintenance allowance rate of £21,739. This includes the current Research Council maintenance allowance of £15,739 per year and an extra stipend from Unilever of £6,000 per year. The student will also have access to an allowance of up to £5,500 for external training and participation in conferences and £4,500 for placement expenses.

Deadline
Wed 30th Jun 2021
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Autonomous Systems for Offshore Wind O&M – Strategies, Guidelines, and Tools, Engineering – PhD (Funded)

UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,285 for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study

The Centre for Offshore Technology, part of the University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a PhD studentship to commence as soon as possible. For eligible students the studentship will cover tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,285 for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences on

Deadline
Wed 30th Jun 2021
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CDT in Metamaterials: Metamaterials for Focussing and Filtering Underwater Sound

Employment at ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK (Band 3); Tuition fees will be covered by the employer.

The successful candidate will be employed full-time on band 3 in a permanent position by ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK. As part of the employment, they will undertake a 4 year PhD project as part of the Centre for Metamaterials Research and Innovation’s doctoral training programme, the Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials, and will be awarded a PhD in Physics/Engineering upon successful completion of the PhD programme. They will spend the majority of the PhD project work at the University of Exeter alt

Deadline
Wed 30th Jun 2021
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Spin Qubits in 2D Materials

Approximately £119,000, including ~£17,000 research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £17,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only).

Approximately £119,000, including ~£17,000 research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £17,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only).

Deadline
Wed 7th Jul 2021
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Spin biology under optimal quantum control, Physics – PhD (Funded)

UK/International Tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15, 609 plus an enhanced stipend and research allowance285 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

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 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15, 609 plus an enhanced stipend and research allowance for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the Living Systems Institute in the College o

Deadline
Thu 8th Jul 2021
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Investigating the carbon sink in tropical peatlands, Geography Department – PhD (Funded)

Home/International tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 per year for 3.5 years.

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for a PhD studentship funded by the European Research Council (ERC) to work on the project entitled Tropical Peatlands and the Carbon Cycle (TroPeaCC) to commence in February 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary European funded project aiming to provide a step-change gain in our understanding of tropical peatland functioning and in understanding the likely response of

Deadline
Fri 9th Jul 2021
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Reinforcement learning to support decisions in health service delivery, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Health Services Research, Operational Research, Machine Learning – PhD (Funded)

Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 3 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

The University of Exeter’s College of Medicine and Health is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 3 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the College of Medicine and Health at the St Luke’s campus in Exeter.

Deadline
Mon 12th Jul 2021
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Modelling urban environments using mobile phone and online data, Data Science, Computational Social Science, Complex Networks– PhD (Funded)

Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

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 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Computer Science in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the S

There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered.
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University of Exeter Alumni Scholarship 2021/22

10% reduction in the first year tuition fee

A tuition fee discount for University of Exeter alumni who start a postgraduate degree with us in 2021/22

There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered.
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University of Exeter Class of 2021 Progression Scholarship

10% reduction in the first year tuition fee

A tuition fee discount for current University of Exeter students completing a degree in 2021 and progressing directly to a standalone postgraduate programme with us in 2021/22

Deadline passed
(Tue 13th Oct 2020)
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Fulbright Scholarships: Postgraduate Student Awards - 2021/22 competition

Full tuition fee waiver for one year of Masters / PhD & living stipend

Our UK Partnership award with Fulbright is available for Masters or Doctoral students who are USA or dual USA:UK citizens wishing to study at the University. The award takes the form of a tuition fee waiver for the first year of graduate study (either Masters or PhD) and a living stipend. We also accept scholars in receipt of Fulbright 'Open Awards' (also referred to as the All Disciplines Award).

Deadline passed
(Mon 25th Jan 2021)
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Computer Sciences Research PhD Studentships - EPSRC Funded

3.5 year studentship: UK/EU tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate. Current rate of £15,285 per year.

EPSRC Funded studentships available for September 2021 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £15,285 per annum for 2020-21.

Deadline passed
(Mon 25th Jan 2021)
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Physics Research PhD Studentships - EPSRC Funded

3.5 year studentship: UK/EU tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate. Current rate of £15,285 per year.

EPSRC Funded studentships available for September 2021 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £15,285 per annum for 2020-21.

Deadline passed
(Sun 28th Feb 2021)
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CDT in Metamaterials (ICASE PhD studentship): Next generation metasurfaces: tensorial surfaces for novel antenna functionality

The studentship is 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.

This iCase PhD studentship is 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. The successful applicant will join the CDT in Metamaterials to receive enhanced technical and transferable skills training.

Deadline passed
(Thu 15th Apr 2021)
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Clearing confusion from concussion in sports, Motor control and biomechanics – PhD (Funded)

Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,285 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University and the Football Association Wales, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,285 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Sport and Health Scien

Deadline passed
(Fri 30th Apr 2021)
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Using the Vsimulator to understand the motion sensitivity and balance function in participants with Meniere’s disease, Medical Science – PhD (Funded)

Home tuition fees in full, plus at least £15,285 per year tax-free stipend

This award provides annual funding to cover Home tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay Home tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £15,285 per year tax-free stipend. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee but no stipend.

Deadline passed
(Sun 9th May 2021)
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Identifying novel insulin secretion disorders caused by mitochondrial dysfunction to highlight fundamental pathways within the β-cell, Biological and Medical Sciences – PhD (Funded)

17,000

RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Exeter The University of Exeter’s College of Medicine and Health is inviting applications for a PhD studentship funded by Diabetes UK to commence in September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £17,000 for 3 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the College of Medicine and Health at the RILD Building, RD&E

Deadline passed
(Sun 16th May 2021)
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Assessing responses to chemical exposure in invertebrate and fish populations and biodiversity across diverse UK aquatic environments, PhD (funded) Studentship in Biosciences

Funding will be provided for 3 years and 10 months.

The ECORISC CDT This project is one of 12 projects being advertised by the NERC-funded ECORISC (Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment Towards Sustainable Chemical Use) Centre for Doctoral Training programme. More information on the CDT can be found at: https://www.york.ac.uk/environment/postgraduate/ecorisc/. Funding will be provided for 3 years and 10 months. During this time you will work on your research project but will also receive a unique and outstanding training in pollution science and transferrable sk

Deadline passed
(Sun 16th May 2021)
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Improving ecotoxicological risk assessment by understanding how freshwater chemistry influences chemical bioavailability, uptake and toxicity in fish, PhD (funded) studentship in Biosciences

Funding will be provided for 3 years and 10 months.

Funding will be provided for 3 years and 10 months. During this time you will work on your research project but will also receive a unique and outstanding training in pollution science and transferrable skills.

Deadline passed
(Fri 21st May 2021)
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Sanctuary Scholarship

Full tuition fee waiver plus annual living cost grant

The Sanctuary Scholarship scheme enables individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able access student finance to study at the University of Exeter.

Deadline passed
(Mon 31st May 2021)
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Sports Scholarship Scheme

up to £3,000 plus additional support services worth £3,500

Sports scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding sporting ability who show evidence of achievement at international level in their chosen sport.

Deadline passed
(Wed 2nd Jun 2021)
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Biologging Marine Predators in the UK and Overseas, Biosciences - PhD (Funded) Studentship

£15,609 for 4 years full-time or pro rata for part time study

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and British Antarctic Survey, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would

Deadline passed
(Fri 18th Jun 2021)
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Generating novel photoaffinity probes to visualize lipid transport at membrane contact sites, Organic Chemistry/Cell Biology - MSc by research (Funded)

Home tuition fees for 1 year full-time, or pro rata for part-time study

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for a MSc by Research studentship to commence in September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees for 1 year full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Biosciences in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.