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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 of Research (MRes) courses.

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Current PhD Opportunities and Studentships

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Latest opportunities (2021)

 

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Development of novel chemical synthesis methodologies for generating new drug molecules (BEWS2_USF)

This exciting PhD opportunity will generate novel organic synthetic chemistry, develop new methodology within our group and expand your practical skill...

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Designing New Halogen Bonding Catalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis (BEWS1_U21SF)

This exciting PhD focuses on asymmetric synthesis and the development of new chiral non-racemic supramolecular halogen bond catalysts. The research will...

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Optimal Design of the Brushless Doubly-Fed Machine for wind power generation (ABDI-JALEBIS_U21SF)

The Brushless Doubly Fed Machines (BDFMs) are attractive generators for wind power generation as a replacement for doubly fed induction generators (DFIGs) due...

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UEA-Lahore University of Management Sciences joint program

The School of Economics at the University of East Anglia, and the department of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences invite prospective...

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School of Law Studentships

Join a leading Law school

UEA Law School is a vibrant and supportive community of expert academics & scholars, housed in the...

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What is the role of a pharmacy technician in a patient-centred, service-focussed community pharmacy? (TWIGG_U21SF)

Typically, community pharmacy services tend to be undertaken by the pharmacist, with dispensing staff (technicians and dispensers) focussing on medicine...

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Massively parallel characterisation of viral microRNAs (MOXONS_U21SF)

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-coding RNAs ~22nt in length known to play a pivotal role in the regulation of gene expression in animals. They bind to...

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Embedding resilience in impact assessment (BONDA1_U21SF)

The interconnected global economic system - combined with high rates of resource utilization and the degradation of natural capital - is eroding the...

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Making environmental assessment more efficient (BONDA2_U21SF)

An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) system is supposed to predict the effects of actions that might have significant impacts at all levels of...

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Nonlinear internal waves in the presence of bathymetry (PARAUE_U21SF)

We propose to investigate waves which propagate at the interface of two fluids of different densities. These types of waves occur in many places in oceans or...

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Molecular interactions for chlamydia cell invasion (BLUMENSHCEINT_U21SF)

Chlamydia is a bacterial obligate intracellular parasite which extensively modifies the host cell for its own advantage during infection. This is achieved...

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Biofilms - From Structure-Function Studies to Antimicrobial Discovery (HEMMINGSA_U21SF)

Treatment of bacterial infections is often made more difficult by their capacity to resist antibiotics and this resistance is widely recognized as a major...

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Remote and continuous monitoring of challenging contaminants in water (HERNAEZM_U21SF)

Applications are invited to the School of Engineering, University of East Anglia, for a PhD in the field of optical fibre sensors based on nanostructured...

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Model theory: classification theory in positive logic (KIRBYJ_U21SF)

Model theory is traditionally done with “classical first-order logic”, the logic which allows unlimited use of the operators AND, OR, NOT, with the EXISTS and...

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New examples of fractional Calabi-Yau algebras (GRANTJ_U21SF)

Calabi-Yau algebras are very important in mathematics: as well as turning up naturally in representation theory and topology, they are noncommutative examples...

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Impact and Splashing of Droplets onto Complex Substrates (PURVISR_U21SF)

This project will consider high-speed droplet impacts onto complex substrates, such as flexible or porous plates.  In particular, the focus will be on...

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Investigating the mechanisms of action of pathogenic bacteria in prostate cancer (COOPERC_U21FMH)

More than 2 million cases of cancer have been attributed to infectious causes worldwide [Plummer et al. 2016]. Significant advances have recently been made in...

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How can public and volunteer involvement shape health and social care in disadvantaged East Anglian coastal communities?

How can public and volunteer involvement shape health and social care in disadvantaged East Anglian coastal communities? (POLANDF_U20ARCIIRPFMH)

The...

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Exploring patient, carer and primary care perspectives of post-stroke emotionalism (BROOMFIELDN_U21FMH)

Applications are invited for a 3-year fully-funded PhD studentship starting October 2021.

Professor Broomfield’s team in Norwich Medical School is a...

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Does moving to digital healthcare exclude or include the most excluded populations of older people? (POLANDF_U21FMH)

Digital healthcare services have dramatically multiplied, from simple text appointment reminders and online bookings to remote health e-monitoring....

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Understanding adoption of a Mediterranean diet and physical activity increases to prevent cognitive decline: MedEx-UK

Understanding adoption of a Mediterranean diet and physical activity increases to prevent cognitive decline: MedEx-UK (HARDEMANW_U21FMH)

The number of...

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