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Postgraduate Study - PhD and Research Degrees

EPSRC Funded PhD Studentships for September 2024 entry

Applications open for fully-funded PhDs starting in 2024

The University of Exeter is offering up to 15 fully funded doctoral studentships for September 2024 entry as part of our Doctoral Training Partnership with the EPSRC (Engineering, Physical Sciences Research Council).

The University of Exeter offers a world-class education and research in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. As a Russell Group University our research makes a difference across the world and we’re committed to working with our PhD researchers to make the world greener, healthier, and fairer.  Our Doctoral College stimulates, supports and sustains a vibrant research and intellectual environment across and between disciplines for postgraduate and early career researchers. Focusing on investment and development in training, resources and facilities, we provide an outstanding quality experience for those in the early stages of their research careers.

The EPSRC is the main funding body for engineering and physical sciences research in the UK. The EPSRC's portfolio ranges from digital technologies to clean energy, manufacturing to mathematics, advanced materials to chemistry.

This application process for this scheme is student-centred, where you are asked to contact a member of academic staff with relevant expertise and appropriate track record of EPSRC-facing research. The deadline for us to receive your application is 19th February 2024 however you will need to contact your potential supervisor and together write a short proposal - you are strongly advised to allow sufficient time to do this.  Our research priorities for these studentships are based around those identified by the funder (EPSRC), however we particularly encourage applications for mulltidiciplinary projects, and those that have the potential to align with industry or other external organisations.

EPSRC DTP Recruitment Fair

An online recruitment fair will be held in January 2024 to guide you through the application process and allow you to meet some current students.  The event will take place at 13:30 (GMT) on Monday, 15th January 2024, to register your attendance please click here.

A recording of last year's event is available below for information.