School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Postgraduate research studentships

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences offers fully funded postgraduate research studentships to support PhD students each year.

Our PhD studentships are usually attached to a specific research project and cover the cost of tuition fees as well as providing a maintenance stipend. Funding is normally for up to 3 years at the UK Research Council level. Our studentship funding typically comes from the university, Research Councils, or other external organisations through research grants. Some of the funding available is limited to UK/EU applicants. Full details of the funding available is provided on the project page.




Tools for live-cell imaging in the millisecond regime using Electrically Tunable Lenses Dr Viji Draviam 24/01/2020
Mini Centre for Doctoral Training: Overcoming Drug-resistant microbial infection – Targeting the power of Molecular Machines Various 31/01/2020
Understanding the effect of aggregation in light-emitting organic crystals Dr Rachel Crespo-Otero 31/01/2020
The epigenetic regulation of early annelid development Dr Chema Martín-Durán 31/01/2020
Human chromosome segregation principles: Regulation of Astrin-PP1 interaction Dr Viji Draviam 31/01/2020
Horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of insects: a genomic approach Dr Lee Henry 31/01/2020
Computational design of metal-carbonaceous catalysts for the CO2 transformation into added-value chemicals Dr Devis Di Tommaso 31/01/2020
Environmental degradation of plastics in coastal ecosystems Dr Ozge Eyice 31/01/2020
Biodegradable plastic: understanding the chemistry and its environmental impact Prof Marina Resmini 31/01/2020
Disentangling the direct and indirect effects of bioplastics on freshwater communities Dr Iwan Jones, Dr Pavel Kratina 31/01/2020

We also accept students via the following Doctoral Training Partnerships which offer a number of research studentships each year.

Alternative sources of funding for PhD studies

See our fees and funding page for information on scholarship schemes and self-funding a PhD.