The College plays a pivotal role in four of the five key interdisciplinary research themes within the University’s Science Strategy: Climate change and sustainable futures, Extrasolar Planets, Functional Materials, and Systems Biology. 

£2.5 million investment in 35 new PhD studentships

The University of Exeter is investing £2. 5 million in preparing the next generation of researchers to tackle some of the biggest global issues of the 21st century. 

The University’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences (EMPS) is funding up to 35 full-time PhD studentships across several of its departments. 

The studentships, which are available for UK-based students, are available within the  Computer ScienceEngineeringMathematics, Camborne School of Mines and  Physics departments. 

The College is committed to undertaking research that will help to tackle some of the biggest problems of the 21st century: modelling climate change, sustainable urban water supply, malaria diagnosis, new optical imaging techniques to treat brain disease and bomb-proof materials.  

Much of the research is interdisciplinary, with academics across the College collaborating to explore topics in more depth. 

The College plays a pivotal role in four of the five key interdisciplinary research themes within the University’s Science Strategy: Climate change and sustainable futures, Extrasolar Planets, Functional Materials, and Systems Biology. 

Pofessor Zhongdong Wang, Pro-Vice- Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College said: “The College is pleased to offer 35 fully funded PhD studentships to carry out exciting and innovative research in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Computer & Data Sciences.  

“We are looking forward to attracting talented students to Exeter, where they will work with leading researchers and academics and together enhance our supportive community that drives research at Exeter.” 

For more information please visit CEMPS Studentships | Postgraduate Study - PhD and Research Degrees | University of Exeter 

Date: 5 November 2021

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