Graduate School

EPSRC Thematic Programmes


Up to 12 PhD studentships available in Engineering and Physical Sciences thematic programmes – recruiting now

The University of Nottingham is offering talented graduates the opportunity to apply for EPSRC-funded places in our four cohort-based thematic doctoral training programmes starting in September 2018.  To find out more about the programmes, please click on the links below for further information.

Modelling and Analytics for Medicine and Life-sciences

Wave Phenomena in Complex Media

Low-Dimensional Materials & Interfaces

Bioinstructive materials for healthcare applications

Each programme is aiming to recruit up to 3 students and successful applicants will receive a stipend (£14,553 per annum for 2017/8) for up to 3.5 years, tuition fees and Research Training Support Grant.


Fully funded studentships are available for UK applicants.  EU applicants who are able to confirm that they have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years prior to the start date of the programme may be eligible for a full award, and may apply for a fees only award if they are not able to prove they satisfy the 3 years of residency criterion.

UK or EU candidates should have, or expect to obtain, a first-class or 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline.  Further information can be found in the project summaries above.

Please apply for funding by using the application form below and submitting a transcript of module marks.  Applicants are also required to apply for a place to study at the University of Nottingham via the University's online application system. Applications, including the Equal Opportunities Form, should be received by the 28 March deadline, and PG applicant numbers should be quoted in the funding application.

References should be sent directly from the referees to by the deadline: Wednesday 28 March 2018. Further details on other methods of submission are on the reference form.

Completed applications and transcripts should be submitted by 11.00 PM GMT Wednesday, 28 March 2018.  Further application deadlines may be announced in due course.

The Graduate School

The University of Nottingham
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