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Current PhD Opportunities and Studentships

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Latest opportunities

 

AgriFoRwArdS EPSRC studentships in Agri-food Robotics and Autonomous Systems

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

Primary Supervisor -

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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...

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Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (ProfD HaSC)

The Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (ProfD HaSC) is an interdisciplinary, postgraduate level research programme that has been designed to...

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Climate Crisis and Indigenous Storywork: Decolonising International Climate Change Discourse and Policy (TILLETT_AMA23CDCC)

Indigenous experiences of climate crisis, driven by colonisation, settler colonialism, and neoliberal development, have inflicted profound environmental...

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Zooplankton migrations and carbon sinks in a changing climate (LEQUERE_UENV23ARIES)

Marine ecosystems play a key role in regulating the Earth's climate. Marine ecosystems live largely at the ocean’s surface. Their activities generate a flux...

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Probing the speciation of metal cations in the intestine by NMR spectroscopy (WALLACEM_U23SF)

Have you ever wondered how much of the calcium, magnesium or zinc contained in your food or mineral supplement makes it into your body, or whether it is...

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Interactions between dietary isothiocyanates and anti-cancer drug sorafenib in breast cancer (BAOY_U23MED204350)

High consumption of cruciferous vegetables can reduce the risk of cancer. The protection has been attributed to high level of glucosinolates and their...

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Exploring genetic variants of P2X7 in cancer cell biology (STOKESL_U23SF)

P2X7 is a ligand-gated ion channel activated by the extracellular nucleotide ATP. Although P2X7 was originally identified as a cytolytic receptor on immune...

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Development of biodegradable polymeric systems for drug delivery & tissue engineering applications (SAEEDA_U23SF)

The goal of this project is to create a new line of biodegradable polymeric delivery systems with built-in cell adhesion moieties for formulation of...

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Wetlands under threat: Linking microbiomes, nitrous oxide emissions and climate change (LEHTOVIRTA-MOR_BIO23CDCC)

Wetlands comprise 8% of all the Earth’s terrestrial area and play a crucial role in carbon storage and greenhouse gas emission. Nitrous oxide, a powerful...

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Sharing Knowledge for Building Climate Resilience among Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa (VERSCHOOR_DEV23CDCC)

Climate change brings unprecedented risks for farmers in Africa 

Most sub-Saharan African farmers are smallholders and climate change poses new...

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Coastal evolution under climate change: historical and geophysical investigation into the Norfolk coast, UK (SPOONER_HIS23CDCC)

The 2020s are a critical time for the management of coastlines, when decisions about management and mitigating risks will affect communities and ecosystems...

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Linking secondary succession of carbon stocks and biodiversity to land use history in tropical forests (PERES_ENV23CDCC)

Secondary and degraded tropical forests (STFs) now cover a larger area than undisturbed old-growth forests.  The long-term conservation of both...

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Art for action: climate visuals to engage the public and move policy-makers (OSBORN_ENV23CDCC)

Art is creating powerful engagement, ambition and action in seats of power and in the community. Norwich City Council has commissioned a permanent climate...

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Colonial Histories of Resistance and Reimagining Potential Caribbean Futures (MCMAHON_AMA23CDCC)

The Critical Decade for Climate Change offers an opportunity to develop a global response with environmental justice, human rights, and resistance at its...

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Preparing for future climate shocks: Learning the lessons from COVID to improve preparedness for extreme events (HUNTER_MED23CDCC)

One lesson that we have learned from the COVID pandemic is that many rich countries, that have prided themselves on their emergency preparedness plans for...

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Identification of carbon monoxide oxidising bacteria in Arctic soils following glacier retreats (HERNANDEZ_BIO23CDCC)

Microorganisms are the initial colonisers of recently deglaciated environments, and are fundamental in shaping their physical, biological, and biogeochemical...

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Coastal wetland dynamics in a changing world: consequences for people, nature and the planet (FRANCO_ENV23CDCC)

Coastal wetland loss and degradation is ongoing and accelerating due to sea level rise, impacting important ecosystem services. In remote areas of the planet,...

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Climate Change and Gender Equality in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa (DEXELLE_ECO23CDCC)

Climate change increases the frequency of extreme weather events, which affects the livelihoods of millions of people across Sub-Saharan Africa. Much...

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Harnessing the potential of media to support more effective and equitable tropical fire governance (CARMENTA_DEV23CDCC)

Tropical forest fires both drive climate change, and are driven by it. Their extent, frequency and severity is set to worsen over this critical decade. Their...

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