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De Montfort University PhD Scholarships

De Montfort University (DMU) is offering fully-funded 3-year PhD scholarships (pro rata for part-time study), for Home and International students with a stipend of £15,009 per annum. The scholarships take effect from 1 October 2020.

Initial applications must be submitted on this form and must include:

  1. A CV attachment.
  2. Details of the proposed research project and how it maps onto DMU areas of research excellence.
  3. Name of a potential De Montfort University supervisor (please indicate if contact has been made).

Below is a list of potential research areas for PhD applications within our four faculties:


  • Architecture: sustainable urban living; architectural and urban theory; urban history; housing and social policy; low-impact built environment; energy performance of buildings and retrofit; high rise buildings; Islamic architecture and representation; urban slums and sustainability
  • Art and Design: fine art; additive design; sustainable materials and design; Islamic world material culture; consumer cultures; photographic history; holography; textile technology and performance; design for 3D printing; digital design; digital manufacturing; computational art; design crafts; design cultures
  • Dance, Drama and Performance Studies: dance history; contemporary dance; performance and improvisational practices; dance of the African diaspora; intermedial performance; gender, sexuality and performance; popular performance histories and practice
  • English: creative writing; adaptation; textual studies; linguistics; literary history; editing
  • History: histories of race and racism; minority histories; environmental history; global history; sports history


  • Work in the modern economy
  • New approaches to leading, managing and developing people
  • Impact of corporate board composition on carbon emissions
  • Economics
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Modern slavery
  • Development economics
  • Tourism
  • Inclusive entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • City and regional enterprise development
  • Law
  • Social justice
  • Criminal justice
  • Marketing
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  • Cyber Security
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computing and Social responsibility
  • Engineering Science
  • Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Media discourse
  • Cinema and television history
  • Music technology
  • Creative Technologies
  • Media and communication studies
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  • Health, Health Policy and Social Care: dementia care in community, care homes and acute hospitals; older people and care home research; parental mental illness/mental health in families; gender-based violence research
  • Psychology: psycholinguistics and language comprehension; coping and quality of life in younger mesothelioma patients; bi/multi-cultural identity; community pharmacies’ engagement of men in sexual and reproductive health
  • Reproduction Research: social aspects of reproduction
  • Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justice: prison studies, gender, crime and justice; digital criminology and probation studies; adult and higher education policy, pedagogy or practice; political economy of education in any sector
  • Pharmacy: analytical chemistry (artificial molecular recognition, biosensors, waste water treatment); pharmaceutics (pharmaceutical co-crystals, freeze-drying of biopharmaceuticals); nanomedicine; forensic science; neurodegeneration
  • Allied Health: cardiovascular diseases and vascular calcification; infectious disease (antimicrobial resistance; antivirals, disinfection, molecular microbiology); nutrition and metabolic health

Details of DMU research institutes and staff can be found here.

Completed application forms and CV should be sent to [email protected] by Monday, 9 March 2020. Candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application by late April. Successful candidates will then be required to submit a full admissions application to the University.

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