PhD Studentships available!

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts are currently inviting applications for PhD Scholarships to commence in September 2019.

Available Scholarships

Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (2 positions available)

The studentship will be administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant Scheme with the expectation that some teaching will be undertaken. Further details of the scheme can be found at Funding is available at the current home fee rate of £4,195.00 (rate for 2018/19) together with a maintenance grant of £14,777.00 (rate for 2018/19). Students engaged as graduate teaching assistants hold a unique position in the University; they are both registered PhD students in receipt of a scholarship award and employees of the University. Interested students are invited to look at the research projects of each of our Research Groups. Alternatively, you may wish to suggest an appropriate self-selected PhD topic and consult a prospective supervisor for further discussion.

Communications –

Instrumentation and Control –

Intelligent Interactions –

Applications are particularly encouraged from applicants wishing to appoint any of the prospective supervisors:-

Dr Alexandra Covaci –

Dr Md Moinul Hossain –

Dr Lijuan Wang –


UK, EU and overseas applicants are invited to apply.

EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships (4 positions available)

Funding is available at the current home fee rate of £4,195.00 (rate for 2018/19) together with a maintenance grant of £14,777.00 (rate for 2018/19).  For this year’s EPSRC DTP studentships we are inviting applications from candidates interested in undertaking research within our internationally leading research groups:

Communications –

particularly, in the area of microwaves/RF (including antennas and RFID), but also in beyond 5G communications

Instrumentation and Control –

particularly in the area of sensors and instrumentation for renewable energy systems, such as intelligent monitoring of biomass fuel injection

Intelligent Interactions –

particularly, in the areas of the Internet of Things (e.g. for assistive living) and the Tactile Internet (such as VR for mental health interventions), but also smart healthcare technologies.

Applicants are encouraged to examine the research activities of the above groups, and to consult with prospective supervisors. Partnerships with industry are being formed by prospective supervisors and these will be encouraged in the final allocation of studentships.


For each studentship, we are looking for an excellent student with a good Honours degree (First or 2i) and, preferably, a Master’s degree at Merit or Distinction in a relevant subject, or equivalent.

Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential.

The closing date for scholarship applications are:

20 January 2019 – Vice Chancellor’s Research scholarships

Full details available here via the website.