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Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

PhD Studentships 2019-20

Ulster University is pleased to be able to offer a number of PhD Studentships across all current subject areas in Life and Health Sciences. To view the projects available click here.

The Faculty of Life and Health Sciences is based on three of the University’s four major campuses, namely Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee. The Faculty has approximately 200 academic staff, 100 research staff, 350 research students and an overall total of over 3000 full-time student equivalents. International experts have independently judged Ulster University as one of the top universities in the UK for delivering world-leading research. The evaluation, which identified Ulster University as one of the top five universities in the UK for world-leading research in biomedical sciences and nursing came as part of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment. REF is an independent assessment by international experts of the quality, impact and significance of research carried out by 154 UK universities.

The Doctoral College offers opportunities for doctoral study on both a full- and part-time basis.

Prospective students are advised to contact the staff member named on the project about a PhD research proposal before submitting an online application. PhD supervision is available within the research institutes listed below.

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Geography and Environmental Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Nursing and Health
  • Sport and Exercise Science

There are major research programmes in all these institutes, and there are close collaborative links with industry, agriculture, the health service, government agencies, charitable bodies and the professions. Research is well supported by grants from the Research Councils, European Commission, industry and charitable bodies.

Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

The Doctoral College has responsibility for all aspects of graduate student education and training from first application through to final examination. The aims are to facilitate and professionalise the training of research students within the Faculty, monitor and manage progress towards PhD completion, improve the quality of research training provision, promote research excellence and generally champion graduate education.

The University's main competition for funding for full-time PhD for entry in the 2019/20 academic year is open and will close on 18 February 2019. Available awards are funded through the Department for the Economy (DfE) and by the University (VCRS).

Applications are welcomed from UK/EU and international applicants. Applicants should be aware that the competition for funded entry is very high and therefore they are advised to discuss their application prior to submission with the staff noted within the project description.

All applications for studentships will be considered on a competitive basis and with regard to the candidate’s qualifications, skills, experience and interests. Applicants should note that disclosure of disability or personal circumstances should be made as part of the application process or as soon as possible thereafter in order to facilitate any necessary accommodation.

How to apply for PhD Studentships:

All applications for admission and funding should be made using the online admission system. Access to the system can be found on the University home page here.

Applications for admission on a self-funded basis or funded externally can be made at any time.

If you have a query about the application procedure, contact the Doctoral College [email protected]

Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

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