We offer a wide range of postgraduate research opportunities which are listed as soon as they become available. If you can't find what you are looking for please contact us

We welcome enquiries from students who already have their own funding, or are applying for funding in one of our research areas.  

Our Research, School and Graduate School pages contain a wealth of information for prospective postgraduate students and research activity at UEA. You can also search our Course Finder pages for taught postgraduate courses, including Master's by Research courses.

We welcome applications throughout the year - find out more about how to apply.

 

Current PhD Opportunities and Studentships

Search all current PhD Opportunities

 

Latest opportunities

 

It's all in the timing: The rhythm of social interactions (WYERN_U23PSY)

Though we often don’t give it a lot of thought, the most productive and pleasant social exchanges are characterised by a predictable rhythm of action and...

Read more >

Neural mechanisms of compulsivity in humans (VAGHIM_U23PSY)

Dr Matilde Vaghi is recruiting a PhD student to investigate the cognitive and neural processes that underpin compulsive behaviours, which are often seen...

Read more >

Predictive Processing Across Sensory Modalities (SMITHF_U23PSY)

It is often assumed that early sensory brain regions passively register the sensory input present in the world. However Predictive Processing theories assert...

Read more >

Antecedents and Consequences of Intergroup Contact (MELEADYR_U23PSY)

Intergroup contact theory states that interactions between members of different cultural groups 
can reduce prejudice and improve intergroup...

Read more >

The Impact of Smell Loss on Declarative Memory (RENOULTL_U23PSY)

Studies of age-differences in declarative memory have reported a decline of episodic memory but preserved semantic memory function in ageing. This is...

Read more >

The Computational Cognitive Neuroscience of Scene Recognition (PENNYW_U23PSY)

Why is it you remember some places you’ve been but not others? Why do some aspects of these memories persist longer than others? e.g. identities of...

Read more >

Human echolocation and sensory substitution in real and virtual environments (KOLARIKA_U23PSY)

Recent fMRI studies show that cortical reorganisation occurs following visual loss, where visual brain areas are recruited to process sound. Behaviourally,...

Read more >

A year in the life: tracking fluctuations in adolescent mood and school engagement (HOLMESJ_U23PSY)

Applications are invited for a PhD student to work on a project investigating changes in adolescent mood and how these changes impact on school engagement and...

Read more >

Understanding the interplay between sleep and emotional memory bias in the context of depression (HARRINGTONM_U23PSY)

Emotional memories are more likely to be retained than neutral or mundane counterparts. This emotional benefit comes at the expense of peripheral background...

Read more >

Sleep and early cognitive development (GLIGAT_U23PSY)

The developing brain spends many hours asleep, an active state which we now know to be critical for learning. Yet, even in the first years of life, there are...

Read more >

Spatial language and spatial cognition (COVENTRYK_U23PSY)

Talking about where objects are located (e.g. in the cup; in front of the cinema; to the left of the stapler; this phone, etc.) is an essential part of...

Read more >

Language and Concepts at the start of life: learning in naturalistic settings (ALTHAUSN_U23PSY)

How does language help young infants learn about structure in the world? Does word learning shape their categorisation skills?

While recent research...

Read more >

Postgraduate Research in International Development

We are a top tier, research-led university and are committed to making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society. Our postgraduate...

Read more >

Climate Change, Heatwaves and Mental Health (LAKEI_U23SCI50)

Primary Supervisor:  Professor Iain Lake
Secondary Supervisor:  Professor Beatriz de la Iglesia
Supervisory team: Professor Gillian...

Read more >

School of International Development PhD Studentship

 The School of International Development PhD programme supervises and supports PhD students who are carrying out their own independent research programme...

Read more >

Faculty of Social Sciences Studentship (School of International Development)

 The School of International Development PhD programme supervises and supports PhD students who are carrying out their own independent research as part...

Read more >

The role of selection on the haploid sperm genome in animal and human health (IMMLERS_U22ERC)

Sexual reproduction is the most common form of reproduction among eukaryotes, yet we know surprisingly little about the genetic mechanisms. One key open...

Read more >

PhD Studentship investigating livelihoods and natural resources in a global development context (COPENHAGEN_U23DEV)

The School of Global Development at UEA and the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) advertise one 3-year PhD...

Read more >

AgriFoRwArdS EPSRC studentships in Agri-food Robotics and Autonomous Systems

We’re a proud member of the AgriFoRwArdS EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training....

Read more >

School of Economics Studentship

 The School of Economics will offer 4 Studentships to prospective candidates starting the PhD Economics programme in the Academic Year 2023/24. This...

Read more >

School of Social Work PhD Studentship

The University of East Anglia is a well-established university that prides itself on the quality of its research and on its contribution to making a positive...

Read more >

Faculty of Social Sciences Studentship (School of Social Work)

The University of East Anglia is a well-established university that prides itself on the quality of its research and on its contribution to making a positive...

Read more >

Faculty of Social Sciences Studentship (Economics)

The School of Economics will offer 1 Studentship funded by the Faculty of Social Sciences (SSF) to prospective candidates starting the PhD Economics programme...

Read more >

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia PhD students

We welcome applications from candidates eligible for PhD studentships funded by the Saudi sponsorships’ bodies to study in our four Faculties at UEA or at any...

Read more >

Autism and Biophilia: the impact of natural scenes on anxiety (MELVIN_PSY23SENSS)

Supervisory team:
Dr Clare L Melvin, UEA
Dr George Malcolm, UEA
Prof Andrew Bayliss, UEA
Thecla Fellas, CEO

Read more >

Doris Lessing's Archives: Communism, Decolonisation, and Literary Practice (TAUNTON_23LDCCHASE)

This PhD project provides a unique opportunity for a postgraduate researcher to work in and with the two major archives of Doris Lessing’s papers, and to...

Read more >

Faculty of Social Sciences Studentship (School of Law)

The School of Law is offering a Faculty of Social Sciences studentship for October 2023 entry. We have particular strengths in the following...

Read more >

Faculty of Social Sciences Studentship (Education and Lifelong Learning)

One studentship will be available under the scheme to applicants who through their research proposal can clearly demonstrate academic excellence in areas...

Read more >

Nutrient bio-accessibility effects on the gut microbiota (WARREN_Q22CTP)

Primary Supervisor -

Read more >

Mechanisms of interactions between isothiocyanates and diterpenoids in cancer chemoprevention (BAOY_U23FMHCPRT)

Primary Supervisor: Yongping Bao
Secondary Supervisor: Cathie Martin (JIC) 
Supervisory panel members: Rose Richardson (MED) and Matt...

Read more >