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World Class Future Science

Norfolk is home to a cluster of internationally-renowned research organisations. They are working together to tackle the major challenges facing all of us in the 21st Century – the sustainability of our environment; our food supplies and healthy ageing. There are over 2500 scientists working to find realistic and practical solutions; who then have the infrastructure and support to translate these discoveries into commercially successful business. Find out more.

We invite prospective students with their own funding to consider joining our PhD or MSc by research programme and to contact supervisors in whose research they are interested to explore opportunities. Staff research pages can be viewed via the School web pages here, where contact details can also be found. Prospective students are also welcome to contact pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk for further information about Research Degrees at UEA.  It is anticipated that the majority of successful applicants will start on 1 October each year but some may be able to start at one of the University's other standard entry points (1 January, 1 April and 1 July). Please contact individual supervisors for details.

The below opportunities are Aries Studentships:


Title Project Supervisor
The ageing bee: how does sociality affect ageing in social animals? Prof. Andrew Bourke
The role of woodlands in the diversity and resilience of pollinator communities in agricultural landscapes Dr Richard Davies
Could heatwave impacts through reproduction damage insect populations? Prof. Matthew Gage
Predicting the future: the paradox of transgenerational non-genetic inheritance in evolution Prof. Alexei Maklakov
Native and invasive ladybirds in a changing U.K. climate Dr Jennifer Perry
Genetic rescue and the conservation of small populations Dr Lewis Spurgin
Who cycles DMSP in coastal waters and how? Prof. Jonathan Todd
PhD opportunities in Biological Sciences for self-funding and international students Dr Gabriella Kelemen (PGR Director)