The following list contains details of available PhD projects within the School. Please note that these projects are currently unfunded. Applicants are required to have obtained or intend to apply for external funding. See our fees and funding page for information on sources of funding for PhD studies. Applications from candidates intending to self-fund their PhD are also accepted – please visit our self-funding students page for relevant information. Our directly funded PhD opportunities are advertised on our postgraduate research studentships page.
Search our current PhD projects by keyword or supervisor, or filter by research department. Once you have found a PhD project you would like to apply for you should express your interest, usually via email, with the supervisor before you make a formal application. Please refer to our application process for further details.
Other projects may also be possible and should be discussed with a prospective supervisor. The research themes of the School can be found on our research pages and research interests of individual members of staff can be browsed on their personal pages.
A cell-free synthetic biology approach to counter antimicrobial resistance
Adaptation to environmental change
Data science & machine learning for genomic analysis
Designing peptide and small molecule inhibitors for the treatment of Gram-negative bacterial infections
The ecology of flower colour choice in bees
Energy recovery from industrial wastewaters via understanding and manipulating the microbial diversity
Molecular diagnostics for pollinator health
Brennan, Prof. Caroline and Chan, Dr Li