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Oxford Exhibitors

Our exhibitors for FindAPhD LIVE 2016 will be announced closer to the event. Below are our 2015 Oxford exhibitors.

Aberystwyth University

At Aberystwyth we offer our students a tremendous variety of courses, through a flexible structure that is responsive to your needs. These include directly vocational courses and the more academic courses, which can be studied in many different combinations.

Aberystwyth University is well known for its quality of services to postgraduate students including a designated Graduate School and exclusive postgraduate accommodation. Our postgraduate students benefit from a diverse and international student population and there is much opportunity for multi-disciplinary research and learning through the diverse programmes on offer. We are home to over 9,000 students, including over 800 international students from over 90 nations. All degree programmes are internationally recognised and we have many international alliances offering opportunities for research and student and staff exchanges.

University of Bath

Ranked in the top five of the UK’s universities and colleges by the Guardian University Guide 2016 for the second year running, Bath is well established as a nurturing environment for enterprising minds. Voted first for student satisfaction two years in a row (National Student Survey 2013, 2014) and top in the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2015, we employ world-class academics in management, science, engineering and the humanities. You can apply for post graduate study in all disciplines across both taught and research programmes. With a growing research portfolio worth over £120 million, and 87% of our research ranked as world leading (REF 2014) you will address key global problems, working closely with international partners in academia and industry to develop innovative solutions. Bath is a research-intensive university, with a culture of innovation and discovery. Join us and make a difference.

University of Birmingham

At Birmingham we encourage and empower people, enabling them to make the most of their time with us. Our vision is to inspire today's brightest postgraduate researchers to make a major impact on society and to become the leaders of tomorrow in whatever field they pursue. We are constantly striving to provide our doctoral (PhD) researchers with the best possible supervision, research facilities and support services to ensure that they reach the peak of their potential. Being a doctoral researcher at Birmingham means working and developing alongside world-leading academics, with outstanding training and development opportunities at your fingertips. A PhD from Birmingham is therefore much more than a continuation from your previous studies: it is a real investment in your future.

We are also investing in our doctoral researchers and have over £24 million in postgraduate student support and scholarships to enable the most talented postgraduates from across the world to realise their potential with us.

Visit our stand to find out more, or go to our website: www.birmingham.ac.uk/dr

University of Bournemouth

Embarking upon a research degree at Bournemouth University is one of the most exciting stages of your academic career. It’s a voyage of discovery – so here at BU we want to make sure you have as much support as possible during what promises to be a life changing experience.

Be assured you will always be part of a stimulating research community, and have the support of a team of dedicated, enthusiastic academic and professional support staff, including your supervisory team, who will guide you through your research project.

The applied research activities at BU have earned an international reputation in many subject areas with impressive results in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. 96% of Bournemouth University’s research was rated at an international level, with 18% of that deemed to be world leading. This recognised BU’s achievement in creating a culture where research can flourish and grow.

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol has a long history of attracting the brightest and most gifted individuals from across the world to our postgraduate research programmes. Our students study alongside the absolute best in their field, in a supportive environment that challenges and stretches them, and which is recognised globally for its academic excellence.

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 ranked Bristol among the UK’s top research universities. This assessment of research quality across UK higher education showed our research to have top quality and major impact on society and the economy.

Beautiful, cosmopolitan, vibrant and yet relaxed, Bristol is the south west's leading city and a great place to live. The University occupies many historic and modern buildings in charming surroundings at the heart of the city. Don't take our word for all this - explore the possibilities for yourself.

University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is consistently ranked among the top research universities worldwide, offering expertise across a very wide range of disciplines, and providing the superb academic, financial, and pastoral support that comes with membership of a collegiate University.

As a PhD student at Cambridge you will be working in an international community with academic staff who are world leaders in their fields; academics who are committed to seeing you succeed and will help you to develop your ideas, knowledge and understanding.

Excellent funding opportunities are available.

Cardiff University

Whether you want to enhance your career prospects, change direction or pursue further academic study, Cardiff University could be your next step.

Internationally recognised as one of Britain's major teaching and research universities and, as a member of the Russell Group, we are committed to enabling world-leading, agenda setting research.

  • Choose from over 200 taught programmes and pursue research in over 140 different areas.
  • One of the few UK universities to offer a dedicated Graduate Centre, designed to enhance your postgraduate student experience
  • Our University Graduate College encourages research students to become part of the wider research community and provides a comprehensive skills development programme.

Joining Cardiff University you will become part of a network of over 8,500 postgraduates and will benefit from studying in a dynamic research environment alongside staff who are working at the frontiers of knowledge in their disciplines.

Visit our stand to find out more!

The Centre for Digital Entertainment, Bath & Bournemouth

Based at Bath and Bournemouth Universities and founded in 2009, the CDE is an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training funding researchers in games, visual effects or animation. CDE offers exceptional opportunities to students and companies alike. We are a big and supportive CDE family working alongside some of the most outstanding companies in the world.

The EngD is a four-year programme at the same research level as a PhD with additional training and practical experience included. Our students gain valuable industry experience, giving them improved career choices in these competitive and fast-moving industries.

Year one is spent at one of the two Universities, Bath or Bournemouth, taking a taught course to prepare you for your research and matching you with a partner company. During years two, three and four you undertake your research in that company. This unique combination makes the EngD degree very special. Click here to find out more.

University of Edinburgh

A centre of academic excellence for over 400 years, and located in the heart of Scotland's capital city, the University of Edinburgh is a world-class institution, aiming to attract the best students and staff from around the globe. The University was placed 21st in the world and 6th in Europe in the 2015 QS World University Rankings. With over 31,000 students from around 140 countries, Edinburgh is also one of the largest UK universities, offering a vibrant and cosmopolitan environment for living and learning. The University is made up of three colleges, Humanities & Social Science, Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, and Science & Engineering, and offers one of the widest subject spreads in the UK. We offer research opportunities in all of our academic disciplines. 100% of our departments produce world-leading research, with 83% of our output placed in the top two categories in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Dublin Institute of Technology

Dublin Institute of Technology blends the academic excellence of a traditional university with career-focussed learning, discovery and application of knowledge providing professional education to doctoral level.

Our PhD programme includes employability skills modules as well as discipline specific modules which are tailored to the student’s individual projects. All doctoral/PhD student will have access to leading experts, state of the art equipment and facilities and will conduct their research project under one of the following main area streams:

  • Environment, Energy and Health
  • Information, Communications and Media Technologies
  • New Materials and Devices
  • Society, Culture & Enterprise

University of Glasgow

In the top 1% of world universities, the University of Glasgow is a research powerhouse, immensely proud of its past but focused on an exciting future. Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow has a long-established global reputation for excellence. The University is internationally recognised as a leading centre of teaching and research, with 81% of our research being recognised as ‘internationally excellent’ and 31% of all research judged to be ‘world leading’ (REF2014).

With over 2000 active researchers and annual research earnings of over £181M, you will join a vibrant and diverse community of over 7000 postgraduate students and be taught by passionate academics, among the best in the world, and renowned for their leading edge research.

Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths is a close-knit community at the very heart of a truly vibrant and international city. Boasting a rich academic heritage and a reputation for being a creative powerhouse, Goldsmiths has been inspiring students since 1904.

We’ve been ranked among the world's top 40 universities in the world for international students (QS World University Rankings 2014). Regardless of where you're from or where you're going, we bring learning to life through personal contact with the best in the academic world.

We champion degrees that provoke thought and stretch the imagination. One of the best things about studying for a postgraduate degree at Goldsmiths is the lack of confines. It's not unusual for our academics to collaborate on projects across departments, so you'll have the freedom to go wherever your research takes you. Our postgraduate degrees range from the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management.

University of Kent

Kent is a top 20 research-intensive university, which provides a dynamic and challenging academic environment informed by an international perspective and worldwide collaboration.

Known as ‘the UK’s European university’, Kent has two campuses in the UK and specialist postgraduate centres in Athens, Brussels, Paris and Rome. We have a large number of academic global partnerships and we are the only UK university to hold two prestigious Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Fellowships. Our jointly supervised PhD awards offer dual UK and European qualifications.

We have a generous £8.5m postgraduate scholarship fund and also offer a Graduate Teaching Assistantship scheme whereby postgraduate research students receive financial support in return for teaching.

Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Kent

The Social Sciences Faculty at Kent includes the prestigious Kent Law School and the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR).

Ranked 10th in both the 2014 and 2015 Times Good University Guide, the Kent Law School provides outstanding teaching, an award-winning Law Clinic, world-leading research and excellent graduate prospects. Alongside this, SSPSSR offers a range of diverse subjects covering: criminology; environmental social science; health care research; learning disability and community care; philanthropy studies; social policy; social work and child protection. 94% of our research-active staff submitted to the REF 2014, with 99% of the research submitted judged to be of international quality.

At Kent we provide a supportive environment for students interested in a wide range of social science subjects. Please visit our stand to find out more.

University of Leeds

As one of the largest research-intensive universities in the UK, the University of Leeds engages in world-class research across an exceptionally diverse range of disciplines.  We also offer a wide range of scholarships and funding opportunities, to help you finance your postgraduate research. Every day our 3,000 talented postgraduate researchers are working on projects which are changing the world around us. If you want to be part of a research community that will encourage and stimulate, challenge and support you, then Leeds is the place for you.

London School of Economics

LSE is the world’s leading dedicated social science institution, with many departments achieving the highest ratings for teaching quality and research. Situated in the heart of London, students from around 150 countries join those from all over the UK. This creates an unequalled cosmopolitan student body, bringing a diverse and challenging perspective to postgraduate research in the social sciences.

LSE offers postgraduate research degrees (MPhil/PhD) across all 30 of its departments and institutes. As a 'laboratory of the social sciences', the School's academic profile spans a wide range of disciplines, from Accounting to Law, Management to Urbanisation. Applicants are invited to submit applications that complement the academic interests of the School's staff.

Newcastle University

The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), which assessed all UK universities’ research impact, showed how Newcastle University’s work is making a difference globally.

Our reputation for world-leading research has helped us to attract some of the leading researchers from around the globe. Our academics are sharply focused on responding to the major challenges facing society today and we have an enormous impact in areas as diverse as health, policy, culture and the environment.

We offer a range of funding opportunities and as a postgraduate researcher at Newcastle you are joining a thriving community offering outstanding support in developing your research skills and enhancing your future employability.

University of Oxford Medical Sciences Graduate School

The University of Oxford Medical Sciences Graduate School is a fantastic place to pursue graduate studies in the medical sciences with exceptional scientists, cutting-edge facilities, a comprehensive skills training programme and generous funding packages for students from all countries. For a 4th consecutive year, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ rate Oxford as the top University in the world in medical and health-related sciences. The range of research is remarkable and there are many research & taught Masters’ options available. Candidates, who submit their University application by Friday 8 January 2016, will automatically be considered for full funding.

University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is internationally renowned for its cutting-edge research, high-quality teaching, excellent resources and world-famous colleges. Whether our students are looking to join the next generation of academic researchers and teachers or build successful careers in other fields, Oxford’s outstanding academic community and facilities serve as a strong foundation.

Oxford offers 120 doctoral programmes (known as a DPhil in Oxford rather than the more common PhD) in an array of subject areas across the arts and humanities, social sciences, mathematical, physical and life sciences, and the medical sciences. See our website for the full list of courses available: www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/courses.

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University has a long standing reputation for innovative teaching and student achievement. The University has a thriving research community, at the heart of which is the Graduate College, whose purpose is to develop excellence for postgraduate research study. Research students benefit from expert supervision, along with a strong programme of research training and support. Brookes also ensures their students have first-rate resources at their fingertips; ranging from special collections and subject librarians, to research archives and an online learning system.

Over the years, the University have developed their portfolio of research degree programmes, meaning along with MPhil and PhDs they can now offer Practice Based PhDs and Professional Doctorates.

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 ranked 94% of research at Oxford Brookes as internationally recognised with 59% judged to be of ‘world leading’ quality or ‘internationally excellent’.

Visit our stand or go to our website to find out more.

Said Business School

Saïd Business School is one of the world’s leading and most entrepreneurial business schools. The School is dedicated to developing a new generation of business leaders and conducting research not only into the nature of business, but the connections between business and the wider world.

The Oxford DPhil Programme in Management Studies is designed for students wishing to pursue academic careers in leading universities, offering two pathways in Financial Economics or Management Research. We offer a range of scholarships and funding over four years, which includes tuition fees and a living stipend. You can expect an alternative approach to learning, one that places great emphasis on the imagination, humanity and your impact on the world.

Visit the Saïd Business School booth to discover more about our doctoral programme, or visit our website

The University of Sheffield

At Sheffield you’ll be welcomed into a collaborative community of outstanding inspiring researchers. Our brilliant PhD students make Sheffield what it is – a research powerhouse, a multidisciplinary community, a place where ideas matter. In return, we give you an all-round experience that enhances your earning potential and inspires you to think big.

We’re in the top 10 per cent of all UK universities, according to the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) with 99% of research at Sheffield was assessed as internationally recognised or better.

Our research institutes and centres have been created to address global challenges facing society, today and in the future. They are often interdisciplinary, with external collaboration and funding, and have earned international recognition.

To find out more about postgraduate research opportunities at The University of Sheffield, and for more information on our wide range of funded opportunities, please visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/doctoralacademy

University of Southampton

Whether you are looking to extend your study, expand your career horizons or take on a new direction, the University of Southampton has a postgraduate programme for you. One of the UK’s top research intensive universities, we offer postgraduate education across a range of subjects:

  • Over 140 taught programmes, including MA, MSc and MBA
  • A range of combined taught and research opportunities, including MRes, New Route PhD and EngD
  • Over 200 PhD research areas

You will work with internationally-respected academics and experience world-leading research.Applications are welcomed throughout the year and studentships are available.

University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is an internationally recognised research institution ranked amongst the Top 10 universities in the UK, and 60th in the world for research influence (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-2013).

Our high quality research brings innovative solutions to real world problems that benefits and enriches society and influences policy at international, national and regional levels.

We offer a range of Masters and PhD courses and funding opportunities that few other universities can match and are committed to providing outstanding teaching and learning resources and helping highly qualified graduates with the next step in their career.

University of Warwick

Warwick is a campus university with a cosmopolitan student community. We consistently rank among the UK top ten in national university league tables, and are rapidly climbing international tables. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) placed Warwick 7th among UK research universities, meaning you’ll learn alongside academics at the cusp of new thinking.

By making our starting point ‘anything is possible’, we offer you opportunities to follow your professional, academic and personal ambitions. In 2014 we allocated £28.4 million in scholarship funding, to help outstanding students access the next level of their career and academic success. Few universities have more employable graduates. We’re the third most targeted university by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers (High Flyers 2015). For these reasons and more The Times made Warwick it’s University of the Year 2014/15.

Talk to us on the stand to find out more, then visit www.warwick.ac.uk/postgrad

University of York

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York is a dynamic, research-intensive university committed to the development of life-saving discoveries and new technologies to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges.

York offers a range of postgraduate research opportunities in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences across 37 academic departments and specialist research centres. Our extensive support network includes our Researcher Development Team, offering free training in a range of study and career skills and the York Graduate Research School which supports a community of over 2000 students from the UK and around the world.

York offers a range of awards from scholarships and studentships directly funded by the University to those funded by UK Research Councils.

Find out more about the range of research degrees offered at York, visit our website at www.york.ac.uk/postgraduate/

Department of Biology, University of York

York Biology is one of the UK’s most highly ranked biological sciences departments for research and teaching. Our teaching is consistently ranked among the top five places to study biological sciences in the UK. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 has once again placed us in the top 10 of Biological Sciences departments in the UK, and ranked us first for research impact. Our research cover a wide spectrum of contemporary biological sciences, from molecular aspects of cancer to field ecology, as we aim to tackle three major global challenges: health and disease, sustainable food and fuel, and environmental change.

We offer a wide range of fully-funded studentships in a number of doctoral training partnerships and networks.

Visit our exhibition stands in both Cambridge and Oxford events to find out more details and opportunities.

Cranfield University

We are a distinctive, exclusively postgraduate university specialising in Aerospace, Agrifood, Defence and Security, Energy, Environmental Technology, Leadership and Management, Manufacturing and Transport Systems. We are closely aligned to the needs of industry and work with many global corporate partners such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Nissan and BAE Systems. Our closeness to industry means we offer relevant, practical teaching that is firmly based on our transformational research.

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) has assessed that 81% of the research at Cranfield University is world leading or internationally excellent. We are one of the UK’s top five research universities alongside Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and Imperial College, based on commercial income, and are positioned highly in the UK for the ‘impact’ of our research in our three areas of assessment, namely Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering; Business and Management; and Agrifood.

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