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 are divided into three categories:
Closed – These studentships are now closed for applications, however, you may be interested in seeing the topics we have funded previously.
Please check this page regularly for updates.
Closing date for applications: 27/07/2022
Abertay University is providing an exciting opportunity for an individual to undertake a Masters by Research (MbR) degree whilst gaining technical work experience.
The opportunity allows the successful candidate to carry out their research whilst also gaining valuable work experience working as a technician in their subject area. The post will be split based on 50% research and 50% paid work experience within the technical team. The research degree will be funded by the school for the successful applicant.
The opportunity to gain work experience whilst studying gives the successful applicant the unique ability to develop and enhance research skills and technical knowledge whilst completing their degree.
The duties of the post outlined above are not exhaustive, and the post holder will be expected to be cooperative and flexible, undertaking such other duties as may be reasonably required of a member of technical staff in the University.
Proposals for the masters must be submitted prior to application via the Developing Your Own Proposal page.
If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application through our online recruitment system.
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.
We accept an undergraduate or postgraduate degree that has been taught and assessed in a majority English speaking country, as defined by UK Visas and Immigration:
For candidates whose first language is not English or your undergraduate/Master’s degree was not awarded from a University from a UKVI designated English Speaking country, you are required to show evidence of one of the following qualifications:
If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country, then your degree must be no more than three and a half years old at the beginning of your programme of study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity ISE or PTE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.
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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