PhD study: push the boundaries
We’re looking for people who are as passionate about their subject as we are. This year we are awarding more than 250 full scholarships to PhD students who show exceptional academic achievement and potential.
Our rankings and achievements
We are one of the UK’s leading research universities.
A World Top 100 University
QS World University Rankings 2019
Research Excellence Framework
99% of research submitted is internationally recognised, excellent or world leading Research Excellence Framework 2014
Russell Group Top 10 for research output
Research Excellence Framework 2014
6 Nobel Prize winners
Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, Sir Harry Kroto, FRS, Sir Richard Roberts, FRS, Lord Porter of Luddenham, OM, FRS, Sir Hans Krebs, FRS and Howard Florey, Baron Florey of Adelaide and Marston, FRS.
A vibrant community of over 3,500 PhD students and 1,400 supervisors
Number 1 in the UK for engineering research income and investment
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), 2017–18 financial year
Other scholarships and funding
In addition to the full scholarships covering fees, living expenses and research costs, many students fund their PhD studies through a combination of funding sources, including partial fee scholarships.
People like you do PhDs
Welcome to the team.