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.




Human chromosome segregation principles: Regulation of Astrin-PP1 interaction Professor Viji Draviam 26/04/2020
Novel optical spectroscopy approaches for semiconductor material analysis  Dr Stoichko Dimitrov 26/04/2020
Determinants of Information selection during vision Dr Isabelle Mareschal 03/05/2020

PhD in Computational Chemistry: Understanding the effect of aggregation in light-emitting organic crystals

Dr Rachel Crespo-Otero


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.