Please note: EPSRC studentships are now full for 2023/24. Our new EPSRC project opportunities for 2024/25 will be advertised and open for applications from January 2024.

We offer fully funded Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) studentships in the following areas:

  • Materials Science
  • Manufacturing the future
  • Physical Sciences
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Digital Economy

This call is open to UK Applicants only

Applicants should be of outstanding quality and exceptionally motivated.

The studentships are funded for 3 years subject to satisfactory annual performance and progression review, and will provide for tuition fees and a tax-free stipend paid monthly.

Please note that there are more projects than funded studentships available and therefore this is a competitive application process which will include an interview.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview in person or via Teams.  After interview the most outstanding applicants will be offered a studentship.

The Expression of Interest form and further details are available below

Queries about the application process are welcome and should be directed by email to

Informal enquiries about individual projects should be directed to the lead supervisor listed for each project.

Summary of award

 Type of Award:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


UK applicants only

First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area, please refer to the entry requirements on the specific projects being advertised




3 years full time research covering tuition fees and a tax free bursary (stipend) starting at £18,622 for 2023/24 and increasing in line with the EPSRC guidelines for the subsequent years.

Funded via the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Programme


3 years Full-time plus 12 months writing up

(please note that no funding is available for the writing up period)

Application details

  • Complete the Expression of Interest Form 2023
  • Provide copies of transcripts and certificates of all relevant academic and/or any professional qualifications.
  • Provide references from two individuals

Completed forms, including all relevant documents should be submitted via-email to