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Postgraduate Research

Fully funded PhD studentships available 2023

The School of Mechanical Engineering has a number of highly competitive EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships consisting of the award of fees with a non-taxable maintenance grant of £17,668 for 3.5 years. These opportunities are open to all applicants and are advertised on the University’s website and

All candidates will be placed into the School’s Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship Competition and selection is based on academic merit.
Please refer to the UKCISA website for information regarding Fee Status for Non-UK Nationals starting from September/October 2021.

The possible projects for this institute are:

Minimally invasive delivery of hydrogels for spinal disc therapies

How does knee joint and meniscal tissue shape affect joint biomechanics and treatment choice?

Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the University's website. Please state clearly in the research information section the research project title you wish to be considered as well as your proposed supervisor.  Closing date for applications is Friday 3 February 2023.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University's minimum English language requirements (below).

We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

For further information regarding your application, please contact Doctoral College Admissions
e: t: +44 (0)113 343 5057.


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