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Take your studies to the next level with research projects leading to a PhD.
Please contact all of our departments for the latest details on PhDs in Science & Technology. Each department will also have full details on the latest funded PhD opportunities and on how to apply for your PhD.
Our PhD students have access to funding from a number of businesses. Undertaking an industry-funded PhD could give you a tax-free stipend of £15,000 per year. You could also have your tuition fees subsidised by your partner business, and put you in an enviable position to begin a long-term, well-paid career. Learn more
The University has committed £3.7m to scholarships and bursaries, with 400 students per year being entitled to these.
Faculty scholarships cover your full tuition fees, as well as providing you with a generous stipend and access to a research training grant. External scholarships are also offered by prestigious research councils such as the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). These also allow you to work alongside the Doctoral Training Centres listed below.
Generous travel grants are also available, allowing you to attend conferences, workshops and seminars relevant to your PhD.
As a research student in the Faculty of Science and Technology, you will have the opportunity to access support from a number of doctoral training centres while undertaking your PhD.
Envision brings together a powerful group of UK researchers with 44 industry and NGO partners to provide a new generation of environmental scientists with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to take on the challenges of a changing world.
HighWire places digital innovation at the heart of its curriculum and ethos. We look to produce a new breed of PhD graduates, who are both highly innovative, have strong leadership skills, and therefore capable of leading the desired transformation in business and society.
The North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC) is the largest Economic and Social Research Centre funded DTC in England, awarding a minimum of 63 new postgraduate studentships per year to support research and training at Masters and doctoral level.
GrapheneNOWNANO is run by Lancaster University and the University of Manchester. It builds on the two partners' world-leading expertise in the science and technology of graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials and offers a broad interdisciplinary training programme in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The primary objective of the Nuclear EngD is to turn the outstanding young research engineers of today into future leaders in the nuclear industry. The programme provides an intensive, broad-based training experience delivered in collaboration with nuclear companies. Students focus on real-world industry-based research topics while they also develop a wide range of skills expected for senior roles within the industry.
The mission of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Fission - Next Generation Nuclear, is to develop future research leaders to support the UK's strategic nuclear programmes including nuclear legacy clean-up, new build power stations and, defence and security.
Soils Training and Research Studentships' aim is to create a novel and unique national training experience for the next generation of soil scientists.
The STOR-i is a joint venture between the departments of Mathematics and Statistics, and Management Science, offering a four-year PhD programme in Statistics and Operational Research (STOR) developed and delivered with industrial partners.
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