As part of a major expansion in research activity the University has made available University Research Scholarships.
These scholarships are for strategic recruitment to important areas of research within the University. Fee waivers available to University research scholars are 15%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%. The decision will be made by the individual Schools and may be awarded to applicants whose proposal addresses one of the strategic research aims.
To apply please complete the online application form, marking it clearly with fee-waiver scholarship application.
The School has a well-established research culture and is keen to recruit high quality full-time PhD candidates in its areas of special expertise. To this end we offer a maximum of 3 full-fee waivers for full-time PhD candidates per academic year. The criteria on which these are awarded are:
- Excellence of candidates evidenced through previous academic achievements (eg 1st class honours degree; distinction at Master’s level) together with quality of proposal;
- The topic must be in an area identified by one of our leading researchers, and that researcher must be able and willing to act as first supervisor;
- The application (research proposal) must be viewed and deemed worthy of support by the Director of Graduate Education and another leading researcher in addition to the potential supervisor / sponsor.
Please contact the individual professors if you want to discuss any possible application.
Our Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Scheme provides a full fee waiver on either full-time or part-time research degrees, meaning the recipient will not be charged tuition fees for their research degree. This waiver applies to eligible research degrees starting from September 2020 and is open to home, EU and international candidates.
Our Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship Scheme is a competitive application process and to be eligible you must have achieved one of the following:
- A first class honours degree
- A distinction at taught Master’s
- Have been recommended on the basis of your Master’s by Research by your supervisor and academic school
- Have graduated from the University of Huddersfield in the last three years. If you are due to graduate in the current academic year, then any offer will be conditional on your degree outcome
- Our Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Scheme is available for research undertaken on either a full-time or part-time basis.
- Research degrees include the following awards; PhD, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Doctor of Education (EdD), Doctor of Enterprise (EntD), Doctor of Public Administration (DPA), Master of Arts by Research, Master of Science by Research and Master of Enterprise.
- Our Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Scheme is available for the standard registration period only; for doctoral awards this will be either 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time and for Master’s by Research awards this will be either 1 year full time or 2 years part time. The fee waiver will not apply to any research undertaken outside of this standard registration period, including any write up period.
- The University of Huddersfield reserves the right to vary or withdraw the waiver at any point in future academic years.
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How to apply?
To apply, complete our online research degree application form. Please make clear on your application that you wish to be considered for our Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Scheme.
Applications must be submitted as follows to be considered for our Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Scheme:
|Research start date||Application deadline|
|September 2020||02 July 2020*|
|January 2021||23 October 2020|
|April 2021||29 January 2021|
|September 2021||04 June 2021|
*please note that the deadline for the School of Music, Humanities and Media is 04 June 2020.
All eligible candidates will be subject to interview as part of the selection process. This will be arranged by the relevant academic school.
In addition to our Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Scheme, academic bursaries to support research studies may also be available. Academic bursaries are only available to exceptional candidates who have already successfully secured a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship.
Academic bursaries up to the value of £3,000 per year for full-time or £1,500 for part-time research may be awarded at the academic schools’ discretion once a candidate has successfully secured a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship.
Academic bursaries are available for the standard registration period only; for doctoral awards this will be either 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time and for Master’s by Research awards this will be either 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. The bursary will not apply to any research undertaken outside of this standard registration period.
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Scholarships available in the School of Applied Sciences coming soon.
Applications are invited for a fully funded EPSRC Industrial Case PhD studentship in the area of reality capture of infrastructure assets at the University of Huddersfield supported by Network Rail. Applicants should be of outstanding quality and exceptionally motivated. The studentships are renewable for up to 4 years, subject to satisfactory annual performance and progression review, and will provide for tuition fees, a tax-free stipend and research cost.
Please note that this is a competitive application process which including interviews. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview in person or via Skype. The most outstanding applicants will be offered the studentship.
The application form is available here: Studentship Application Form
Queries about the application process are welcome and should be directed by email to Julie Tierney J.Tierney@hud.ac.uk Informal enquiries about individual projects should be directed to the lead supervisor, Professor Song Wu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Summary of Award
Type of Award
Industrial Case PhD Research Studentship
UK/EU applicants only; First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area (civil engineering, construction and computer science).
If you are an international applicant, please contact directly to the lead supervisor, Professor Song Wu (email@example.com)
4 years full time research covering tuition fees and a stipend of funding up to four years at £15,009 per annum for 2019-2020 and increasing in line with EPSRC guidelines for subsequent years
Additional funding up to £28,600 is available to cover research cost.
Funded via the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Industrial Case Account and Network Rail
January 2020 or April 2020
Applicants should hold or expect to obtain a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area.
Applicants will, normally, have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of the studentship. See https://epsrc.ukri.org/skills/students/help/eligibility/ for details.
Completed applications, including all relevant documents should be submitted via-email to J.Tierney@hud.ac.uk and should include the Project Reference in the subject of the email. Please note: if you do not attach all the relevant documentation prior to the closing date of 12 April 2019 your application will not be considered.
Discovering and assessing buried infrastructure elements with advanced sensing technology
The performance of buried structures such as tunnels, retaining walls relies on their material and structural integrity and their ability to resist external forces. They can be damaged by impacts, traffic and other structural loads, ground movements, scour, seismic activity and corrosion. Therefore, it is critical to have a good understanding of their condition through regular inspection. However, at present, it is extremely challenging to acquire meaningful condition data for the buried aging infrastructure elements due to lack of the basic design information and practical investigation method. This research aims to develop a method and related technologies to rapidly construct the Building Information Model (BIM) of the aging infrastructure elements and assess their condition through the use of data fusion concept with reality capture technologies and underground sensing technologies. The key objectives of the research are: