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

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Latest opportunities


Rapid metagenomic strain profiling of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients via Nanopore sequencing (HILDEBRAND_Q23MMBC)

Primary Supervisor - Dr Falk Hildebrand, [Falk.Hildebrand@quadram.ac.uk]
Secondary Supervisor - Professor Justin O’Grady, Quadram Institute / Oxford...

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Parental diet effects on fitness and ageing across generations (MAKLAKOVA_U23LEV)

Applications are invited from UK applicants only for fully funded 4-year PhD studentship in the Ageing and Life-History Evolution Lab at UEA.


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3D computer vision-based guidance system for cardiac interventional procedures (MAYL_U23SCID)

X-ray fluoroscopy is a type of medical imaging that shows a continuous X-ray image on a monitor. Surgeons use it to guide devices (e.g. catheters or...

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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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Developing novel methods to watch membrane proteins move (MACMILLAN_U23CASE)

We study the architecture and functional dynamics of membrane proteins, especially many medically relevant membrane transport systems. There is increasing...

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How does dietary phytase improve animal nutrition? (BREARLEY_U23CASE)

Fungi are highly adaptable to their environment and produce a vast number of bioactive molecules when under stress.

These molecules not only provide...

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Pseudomonas biocontrol of kiwifruit canker: elucidating novel mechanisms of bioactivity (MALONE_J23CASE)

Primary Supervisor - Dr Jacob Malone

The bacterial disease kiwifruit canker...

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Identifying host genetic factors shaping rhizosphere microbiome during root disease (ARORA_J23CASE)

Primary Supervisor - Dr Sanu Arora

Legumes play an important role in the...

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Building a toxicological screen to predict drug-induced pulmonary hypertension (RANAA_U23MRC)

Supervisory team:

Dr Amer Rana

Dr Caroline Archer

Prof Grant Wheeler

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a debilitating,...

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How do nerves control blood flow in veins? (FOUNTAINS_U23BHF)

Veins contain around 70% of total blood volume and their tone determines the volume of blood returning to the heart, and hence regulate cardiac stroke volume....

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Function follows (iso)form: Exploring functional diversity of isoform expression in single cells (MACAULAY_E21DTPR)

Primary Supervisor -

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Postgraduate Research in American Studies

Our research strategy is driven by a desire to enhance understandings of human cultures and communities, their historic and literary transformations, and by...

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Postgraduate Research in Literature

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is one of the top ten English research units in the U.K. (as confirmed by the 2014 Research Excellence...

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CHASE AHRC Studentships

UEA is one of nine leading institutions engaged in collaborative research as part of the...

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Bacteriotherapy to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (BERAZA_Q23MMBC)

Primary Supervisor - Dr Naiara Beraza
Secondary Supervisor -...

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Faculty of Social Sciences Studentship (Norwich Business School)

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

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