Abertay offers a range of funded PhD and Masters projects for enthusiastic and ambitious candidates who are interested in pursuing a research degree at Abertay University.
Funded PhD and Research Masters projects are available to students who hold (or expect to gain) either a First Class Honours degree, an Upper Second Class Honours degree or a Masters qualification.
The studentships described below have been divided into three categories:
Due to open – These studentships will be advertised shortly.
Closed – These studentships are now closed for applications, however, you may be interested in seeing what topics we have funded previously.
This 3.5 years fully funded PhD is a collaboration between Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute, and valued at around £75,000, which comprises tax-free stipend of £15285 per year (increasing in line with UKRI per annum) over 3.5 years, tuition fees paid and a generous study package, e.g. limited research consumables, travel budget and training when appropriate.
The Studentship is available for a June 2021 start.
PhD Studentship: The Northwood Trust is fully-funding a PhD studentship that comprises tax-free stipend of £15285 (increasing in line with UKRI per annum) per year over 3 years, UK student tuition fees paid, and a generous study package e.g. limited research consumables, travel budget, and training when appropriate.
The Studentship is available for a June 2021 start, for a period of up to 3 years.
The pan-University Graduate School offers an integrated training programme to the postgraduate community within a single centre, serving to inculcate interdisciplinary working in our next generation of researchers.
Interviews are likely to be online in the first week of March 2021.
PhD Studentship: Abertay University Graduate School is fully-funding a PhD studentship valued at around £75,000. This comprises tax-free stipend of £15285 per year over 3 years, tuition fees paid and a generous study package, e.g. limited research consumables, travel budget and training when appropriate.
The Studentship is available for a February 2021 start, for a period of up to 3 years.
A list of upcoming studentships will be displayed below when available.
A related Masters-level qualification is desirable, but not essential. Otherwise you must have, or expect to obtain, a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree in a discipline relevant to the studentship you are applying for.
If your first language is not English, or your undergraduate or Masters degree was not taught in English, you are required to hold a suitable English language certificate.
If you require a Student Visa, you must provide one of the following English language certificates:
If you do not need a Student Visa or are an EEA National, you are permitted to use one of the following:
*The University can only accept these qualifications if they were completed two years prior to the start of the programme.
All available studentships are listed on the Abertay Jobs page, as well as FindAPhD.com. The individual listings will specify the steps you need to follow. We only accept online applications submitted via the Abertay Jobs portal.
Every single studentship will have its own specific requirements. Make sure you read them carefully.
Please contact GraduateSchool@abertay.ac.uk for more information about how to apply for a studentship or for any other questions about our research degrees.
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