EPSRC Funded Studentships

We are currently advertising 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 Skype.  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 pgrscholarships@hud.ac.uk.

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

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
Location: Huddersfield

3 years full time research covering tuition fees and a tax free bursary (stipend) starting at £15,245 for 2020/21 and increasing in line with the EPSRC guidelines for the subsequent years.

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

Duration: 3 years, Full-time plus 12 months writing up
(please note that no funding is available for the writing up period)
Closing date: 26 June 2020
Start date: 1 October 2020

Application details

  • Complete the Expression of Interest Form
  • 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 pgrscholarships@hud.ac.uk

Please note: if you do not attach all the relevant documentation prior to the closing date of 26 June 2020 your application will not be considered.




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Electron Microscopy and Tomography of Ion Irradiation Effects on Nano-Structures

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Materials for mechatronic assisted energy harvesting from inert structures for Industrial IoT in the advanced manufacturing sector

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Smart and user-friendly design tool for electrified buildings with self-generation mix of very high renewables penetration

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Experimental and Theoretical Understanding of Rhenium Precipitation in Tungsten for Nuclear Fusion Applications

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Novel applications for energy storage systems integrated into offshore wind power plants

NeuBeam Technology

Additive Manufacturing of Ti Alloys Using NeuBeam Technology

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