30 PhD Studentships at Staffordshire University, UK -- Deadline: 30 September 2016

New funded PhD opportunities

We’re looking for outstanding people to join our new research drive to develop three world-leading Research Institutes focused on wellbeing.
Apply now for up to 30 full and part funded, full-time PhD studentships which are available across our new 3 new Research Institutes:

Institute for Individual and Cultural Wellbeing

  • Behaviour, Performance and Social Interaction
  • Health, Behaviour Change and Social Care
  • Contemporary and Creative Practice

Institute for Economic and Societal Wellbeing

  • Business Research and Developing Economies
  • Critical Politics and Society Research
  • Education Policy, Schools and Practice

Institute for Technological and Environmental Wellbeing

  • Biomedical Science and Technologies
  • Archaeology, Geography, and Forensic Science
  • Game Design and Applied Computing
  • Engineering, Energy and Communication Technologies

Applying to us

The Research Institutes are purposely broad in scope and we welcome applications relevant to our 3 new Research Institutes Your application must include:
  • CV with two academic referees.
  • Personal statement. This should include research skills, experience and why you want to do a PhD (500 words max)
  • Outline of your proposed research (500 words max)
Application deadline:  Friday 30 September 2016
Please submit your documents (Word format) to graduateschool@staffs.ac.uk

Funding and eligibility

UK, EU and international student applications are welcome. All opportunities are based at our Stoke-on-Trent campus.
Successful applicants will receive a fee waiver to the value of Home/EU student PhD fees, with some receiving an additional full tax-free stipend of £14,296, and others a partial stipend of £5,000 for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Entry requirements

You’ll have at least a 2.1 honours degree and/or Masters level qualification in a relevant discipline.


All applications will be reviewed. We’ll consider your:
  • Focus of research interest and/or our supervisory capacity to support your proposed research.
  • Eligibility and preparedness to undertake doctoral research (e.g. previous qualifications and experience)
  • The viability, impact and relevance of your research interest to our new research institutes.
Decisions on applications will be communicated via email and we envisage interviews will take place w/c 17 October 2016.
Successful applicants will be expected to start on 3 January 2017, subject to meeting all standard entry criteria.

Got a question?

If you have any questions please send them to graduateschool@staffs.ac.uk
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