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Exhibitors for the FindAPhD LIVE! OXFORD on Tuesday 31 October 2017 are listed below:

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University have a thriving postgraduate research community, we have a strong professional reputation focusing on academic excellence and graduate employability. Our global postgraduate student community and collaborative approach to research allows students to break boundaries and work alongside specialists in multiple disciplines to deliver projects that make a real impact to people’s lives.

Bournemouth University can be found on stand 2

Cardiff University

Cardiff University offers you the chance to enhance your career prospects by being part of a thriving postgraduate community of over 8,500 students in a university known internationally for outstanding research and teaching.

As a member of the Russell Group, we are committed to enabling world-leading, agenda setting research.

  • Ranked 5th for quality and 2nd for impact amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework
  • Up to £500,000 in our Master’s Excellence Scholarship fund
  • Over 300 postgraduate study opportunities
  • 91% postgraduates employed are in a graduate job 6 months after graduation
  • Doctoral Academy hosting 380 workshops
  • Located in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. A thriving, compact and safe city, widely regarded as an outstanding place in which to live and study and just 2 hours by train from London.

Visit our stand to find out more!


Cardiff University can be found on stand 3

Cranfield University

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Cranfield University can be found on stand 28

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


Dublin Institute of Technology can be found on stand 38

Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim

The focus of doctoral education at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim (Germany) is on empirical and quantitative methods and their application to business, economics, and the social sciences.

Our 11 full-time three to five year doctoral programs provide access to world-class teaching and GESS students enjoy the benefits of:

  • innovative research topics under the supervision of internationally renowned professors
  • being part of a vibrant and international research community
  • all classes taught in English
  • no tuition fees and guaranteed financial support (living stipend)
  • excellent study conditions – among other things we provide a personal office space, travel budget to attend conferences and so forth.
  • one of the best equipped university libraries in Germany (over 1.5 million books and approximately 5.000 journals)
  • a supportive and collaborative administration

To find out more click our logo to visit our website – come and join the GESS experience!


Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim can be found on stand 21

IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria)

Located just outside Vienna, IST Austria is dedicated to basic scientific research and graduate education. We offer excellent infrastructure, an English-speaking, internationally diverse community and proximity to Vienna.

We are looking for highly qualified candidates with bachelor’s or master’s degrees to apply for our ISTScholar PhD program. We offer fully-funded PhD positions in:

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Neuroscience

Our PhD program is characterized by modern comprehensive training, close mentoring by outstanding faculty within small research groups, and access to first-rate facilities. Students spend the first year completing coursework and rotations before choosing a research group. Our PhD graduates have gone on to top positions in academia and industry all over the world.

The application deadline is January 8, 2018, for a PhD start date in September 2018.

To find out more about the IST Austria Graduate School, click our logo.


IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria) can be found on stand 13

London School of Economics and Political Science

LSE is the world’s leading dedicated social science institution. 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.


London School of Economics and Political Science can be found on stand 19

Loughborough University London

We offer funded and unfunded opportunities at both our Loughborough and London campuses including studentships, scholarships and research council funding.

We have several Centres for Doctoral Training whereby doctoral researchers can undertake their study, funded and supported by funding councils. Our Centres are supportive and exciting environments to create new working cultures, emphasising transferable skills and forging lasting links with industry.

Our Doctoral College delivers comprehensive academic and professional skills training. As well as offering funding, study space and personal and professional development to maximise your potential and ensure you receive the best doctoral experience.

Our aim is to foster and support an inspiring network of researchers, provide a great place to live and work and excellent standards of supervision. With excellent facilities and devoted laboratories including our new STEMLab there is something for everyone at Loughborough.

Come along to our stand and chat to our team.


Loughborough University London can be found on stand 7

Newcastle University

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Newcastle University can be found on stand 4

Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is Russel Group campus university in the heart of London’s East End. With three Faculties we have a wide range of academic Schools, from Dentistry to Drama, and from Engineering to Politics.

QMUL’s Doctoral College is home to over 1300 PhD students and we work closely with our Careers Service to help our graduates to pursue rewarding work in a career of their choice. We also offer something no other university can – a stunning residential campus in the heart of London’s East End.

Our PhD students are welcomed into a diverse and supportive community of staff and students from all over the world, with a wide variety of life experience. This makes QMUL a place of academic and personal self-discovery. We are here to support you on your journey and to help you to develop as an independent thinker, ready to make your own contribution to society.


Queen Mary University of London can be found on stand 39

SOAS, University of London

SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London is the only Higher Education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.

SOAS has a diverse population of over 2200 postgraduate students from more than 130 countries and offers over 115 postgraduate programmes in law, social sciences, arts & humanities and languages & cultures with a distinctive regional focus and global relevance. For more information on postgraduate courses please click our logo.


SOAS, University of London can be found on stand 14

The Department of Biology - University of York

The Department of Biology at the University of York is one of the UK’s most highly ranked biological sciences departments for research and teaching. We cover the spectrum of contemporary biological sciences from molecular aspects of cancer to field ecology. Our research efforts aim to tackle three major global challenges: health and disease, sustainable food and fuel, and environmental change. With a commitment to interdisciplinary research, our Department offers two major fully-funded Doctoral Training Programmes in partnership with other departments and universities. Also, we offer fully-funded PhD studentships in partnership with charities and industry. All our PhD training is research-oriented and we have excellent facilities with easy access to the latest equipment and expert advice. Our high employability success rate is helped by a balanced programme of training in broader research and professional skills. Please check our website to see which projects are currently available.

The Department of Biology - University of York can be found on stand 11

The University of Nottingham

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The University of Nottingham can be found on stand 8

University College London (UCL)

One of the world’s leading universities, UCL is London’s top multidisciplinary research university with an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching.

UCL is among the most successful universities in Europe at attracting funding, with research grant income of £530.4 million in 2016.

This helps the institution to foster one of the world’s most productive research bases:

  • our academics attracted the second highest number of scientific citations in Europe last year;
  • the UK Government’s Research Excellence Framework 2014 place UCL top in the UK for research strength, by a measure of average research score multiplied by staff numbers submitted.

It also helps us to be very competitive in attracting doctoral students. Key to our success is our leadership in cross-disciplinary research, which has helped UCL to establish the largest number of Doctoral Training Centres in the UK.

Other examples of doctoral funding include:

  • Studentships sponsored by UK Research Councils, industry or charities
  • Sponsorship from an overseas government
  • UCL research scholarships

For more information please see our application guidelines page by clicking on our logo.


University College London (UCL) can be found on stand 23

University of Bath

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University of Bath can be found on stand 5

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 £25 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.


University of Birmingham can be found on stand 29

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol has a long history of attracting the brightest and most gifted individuals from across the world. Our students study amongst the best in their field, in a supportive and stimulating environment recognised globally for its academic excellence.

The University of Bristol is among the UK’s finest research universities, occupying a spot in the top 5 for research quality and recognised as having a major impact on society and the economy (REF 2014). We are one of the top 50 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018), and our historical and innovative central campus pins together some of Bristol’s most popular districts.

Beautiful, cosmopolitan and vibrant, Bristol is the South West's leading city. Arts, sport, green spaces and community activities thrive within its boundaries, and it has won an array of accolades including ‘best UK city to live in’ (The Times, 2017).


University of Bristol can be found on stand 20

University of Cambridge

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University of Cambridge can be found on stand 37

University of East Anglia

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University of East Anglia can be found on stand 30

University of Edinburgh

A centre of academic excellence for more than 400 years, the University of Edinburgh is consistently among the top 50 universities in the world and ranked 23rd in this year’s QS World University Rankings.

Joining the University as a postgraduate researcher gives you a unique opportunity to work with some of the most influential academics in your chosen field. All our students benefit from the strong research environment that informs our degrees and from our commitment to high-quality, innovative teaching. The latest report from the Quality Assurance Agency awarded us the highest rating possible for the quality of the student learning experience, and with 100% of our academic departments producing world-leading research, the latest Research Excellence Framework placed us top in Scotland.

The University is located at the heart of Edinburgh, one of Europe’s great cultural hubs. It is one of the largest and most diverse universities in the UK, with over 35,000 students from some 140 countries. Your postgraduate experience will be supported and enhanced by the wealth of resources and opportunities that a university of our size can offer.


University of Edinburgh can be found on stand 1

University of Exeter

The University of Exeter was given charter in 1955 and has educational roots stretching back over 150 years. Today, a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities, we are consistently ranked highly by all major UK higher education league tables, and are ranked top 1% in the world by QS.

We combine our academic excellence and world-leading research with stunning campuses in the most beautiful region of the UK. Research Excellence Framework 2014 recognised 98% of our research as international quality, and we subsequently saw our market share of world-leading research increase 22%.

Exeter ranks 34th in world (6th in the UK, 8th in Europe) according to the Leiden Rankings, which assess current research impact and quality via citations. We also rank 93rd globally in the THE World University Rankings, and 161st in the QS World University Rankings. Making Exeter a fantastic place to live and study.


University of Exeter can be found on stand 9

University of Glasgow

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University of Glasgow can be found on stand 27

University of Kent

Kent is one of the country’s most dynamic universities. Established in 1965, we have over 20,000 students studying at campuses in the picturesque south-east of England and continental-European sites in Brussels, Paris and Athens and Rome.

We have an established reputation for the quality of our research, confirmed by our excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. We are ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity, 97% of our research is of international quality and our score for research power has increased by 59%, the third largest increase of the top 50 research intensive universities. We attract internationally renowned subject specialists and have a reputation for research excellence that is designed to produce creative and practical solutions. The University is a major educational, economic and cultural force throughout its region with well-established external networks and partnerships around the world.

We are a leading university, ranked 22nd in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2018 and our students are among the UK’s most satisfied with their academic experience. They consistently rate Kent as offering one of the best student experiences in the country and, in the 2016 National Student Survey we achieved the fourth highest score in the UK for ‘overall satisfaction’.


University of Kent can be found on stand 22

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 2,500 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.


University of Leeds can be found on stand 41

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester, first established in 1824, is now one of the most respected higher education institutions worldwide. With an investment programme which has seen £750 million spent on facilities since 2004, we are well on the way to achieving our target of becoming one of the world’s top twenty-five universities. Our research output has placed us amongst the UK’s top research universities in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, with the quality and breadth of our activity placing us fifth in the UK for research power. The prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities currently places Manchester fifth in the UK, and thirty-fifth in the world.

We offer a wide range of courses and currently have over 9,000 overseas students enrolled from over 180 countries. Our extensive programme of careers support ensures that students are ready for the world of work and our graduates are frequently targeted by employers from all over the UK and beyond. More than 600 recruiters visit our campus and recruitment fairs each year. Hundreds more employers and alumni take part in our mentoring programmes, specialist careers information events and online activities. Our careers service advertises over 6,000 jobs annually, with an online database available exclusively to University of Manchester students and alumni.


University of Manchester can be found on stand 26

University of Oxford

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University of Oxford can be found on stand 10

University of Portsmouth

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University of Portsmouth can be found on stand 15

University of Salford

Salford is an ambitious University, with our 20,000 students contributing enormously to the local economy and our expertise transforming individuals and communities through excellent teaching, research, innovation and engagement. We are leading in areas, including health, energy, media and the built environment and have completed impressive work with business and industry partners. Situated only one and half miles from Manchester city centre, our campus is at the heart of a £650m regeneration scheme in the local area with new multi-million pound student residences and Arts & Media building due to open in 2015 and 2016 respectively.


University of Salford can be found on stand 31

University of Southampton

The University of Southampton has a postgraduate programme for you - whether you are looking to extend your study, improve your career prospects, or move in a new direction. A founding member of the Russell Group and ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world, the University of Southampton offers over 90 research courses. As a postgraduate student, you will become part of a vibrant community with access to state-of-the-art facilities, globally recognised academics and world-leading research to help you become the best in your field.

Applications are welcomed throughout the year, although early application is advised. click our logo for more information.


University of Southampton can be found on stand 24

University of Surrey

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University of Surrey can be found on stand 6

University of Warwick

Warwick is a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards.

Born out of boldness, imagination and collaboration, we’re consistently present in the rankings of the UK’s and the world’s greatest universities, and we are the most targeted institution nationally by the UK’s top 100 employers (The Graduate Market in 2017, High Fliers Research Ltd).

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework placed us 7th among UK research universities, meaning you’ll learn alongside academics at the cusp of new thinking. In 2016/17 we awarded approx. £33-34 million in postgraduate funding, helping outstanding students to succeed.

All of this means you’ll be welcomed to a supportive, energetic campus community where you can stretch yourself personally, professionally and academically.

Whether you want to be a front-runner in a fast-moving graduate job market, or to make a difference and change the world, we want you here.

Find out more about scholarship and funding opportunities click our logo.


University of Warwick can be found on stand 18

University of Winchester

Winchester is an excellent choice for enhancing your career prospects and developing depth of knowledge in your chosen area. At Winchester there are a range of postgraduate programmes designed and delivered to enhance your knowledge and skills and give you the advantage in the workplace. Winchester offers a range of postgraduate study options at various levels of award that can result in different qualifications. Fields of study are within the academic fields of the arts, humanities, social sciences, education and business. Awards include Masters degrees (MA/MSc/MBA/MRes), PGCEs, research degrees (MPhil and PhD) designed to enhance skills in the workplace. It is possible to study for the full Masters degree or study the programme to gain other qualifications such as a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert). We offer a wealth of opportunities to study for the research degrees of MPhil and PhD, both full-time and part-time. The research student experience at the University of Winchester is academically stimulating, intellectually satisfying and immensely rewarding. You will join a thriving community of staff and postgraduate students who share scholarly interests, attend seminars and conferences and social events. Winchester offers research opportunities at national and international levels of excellence within a supportive study and research community.

University of Winchester can be found on stand 40

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 research 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, click to visit our website.


University of York can be found on stand 12




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