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We offer a wide variety of studentships and other research opportunities throughout the year. As a research student, you'll work with at least one academic supervisor and be given research training to help you gain skills in research methodology. Please check the information on each studentship carefully before applying.

Faculty of Science and Health studentships

Throughout the year departments in the Faculty of Science and Health may advertise studentships and available projects. More information on supervision and applicant criteria can be found on the individual studentship pages.

Please read the adverts carefully as different projects may have different types of funding available.

PhD: Validating a simple measure for assessing the health of an individual’s gait

This funded PhD studentships aims to create a ‘gait health’ assessment tool to assess intervention success, fall risk and track pathology progression.

We welcome applications from candidates with a background in sports and exercise science, biomechanics, mathematics, engineering, or computational statistics.

Title: Validating a simple measure for assessing the health of an individual’s gait

Based in: School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (in collaboration with the Department of Mathematical Sciences).

Deadline: 30th September 2022


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PhD: Stroke - Accessing health services in coastal areas

This funded PhD studentship will look at health inequalities/EDI in accessing health care around stroke services; with a focus on early intervention and access of services and care targeting barriers and exploring facilitators, specifically in coastal areas of deprivation.

We welcome applications from candidates with a background in health or social care, and an interest in primary or acute health care research relevant to issues of socio-economic inequality, access, and health and well-being.

Title: Stroke - Accessing health services in coastal areas

Based in: School of Health and Social Care

Deadline: 31st October 2022


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PhD: Dementia - Fundamentals of care

This funded PhD studentship will nurse and allied health professionals providing fundamental care within the wider system with a focus on care and factors influencing delivery focusing on nutrition and hydration, positive relationships, and activities of daily living affecting patient safety in the acute sector.

We welcome applications from candidates with a background in health or social care, and an interest in primary or acute health care research relevant to issues of socio-economic inequality, access, and health and well-being.

Title: Dementia - Fundamentals of care

Based in: School of Health and Social Care

Deadline: 31st October 2022


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MSD: The effects of hyperoxia and hypoxia on muscle force control and neuromuscular performance

The primary aim of this one year Master of Science (by Dissertation) project is manipulate the inspired oxygen using hyperoxia and hypoxia and assess the impact of this on muscle force control at a range of contraction intensities and during neuromuscular fatigue.

Title: The effects of hyperoxia and hypoxia on muscle force control and neuromuscular performance

Based in: School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

Deadline: 31st July 2022


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MSD: Muscle force control as a predictor of balance

The primary aim of this one year Master of Science (by Dissertation) project is to conduct a series of studies extending this initial observation of a relationships between muscle force complexity and balance.

Title: Muscle force control as a predictor of balance

Based in: School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

Deadline: 31st July 2022


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MSD: The effect of training status on muscle force control

The purpose of this one year Master of Science (by Dissertation) project is to compare force control in long-term endurance trained, long-term resistance trained and sedentary individuals. This will involve a variety of advanced physiological techniques, including isokinetic dynamometry and electromyography.

Title: The effect of training status on muscle force control

Based in: School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

Deadline: 31st July 2022


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Faculty of Arts and Humanities studentships

Throughout the year departments in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities may advertise studentships and available projects. More information on supervision and applicant criteria can be found on the individual studentship pages, which will be advertised here when available.

 

Faculty of Social Sciences studentships

Departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences may advertise studentships and available projects throughout the academic year. You can find more information on supervision and applicant criteria on individual studentship listed below.

Please read the descriptions carefully as each studentship will have different criteria and types of funding available.

Free clinics and a psychoanalysis for the people

fully-funded three-year doctoral studentship starting in January 2023, working on the project: Free clinics and a psychoanalysis for the people: Progressive histories, collective practices, implications for our times (FREEPSY), to be supervised by Raluca Soreanu.

FREEPSY is funded by a UKRI Frontier Research Grant held by Raluca Soreanu. It aims to produce a new global figuration of psychoanalysis as a progressive discourse and practice, by tracing the little-known histories of free psychoanalytic clinics. This is an interdisciplinary project spanning from psychosocial studies, to social theory, historical research and arts methods. Under supervision, the successful candidate will devise and undertake a qualitative investigation of free and low-cost clinics and the societal implications of their practices.

Title: Free clinics and a psychoanalysis for the people

Based in: Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Deadline: 30 October 2022

 

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Doctoral Training Partnerships

Our Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) offer you skills training and funding for your postgraduate research. Join one of our DTPs and you'll work alongside leading academics in your subject.

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