Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

PhD Scholarships in Ulster University’s Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

Research at Ulster University

Ulster’s international reputation for research excellence has received worldwide recognition. International experts have judged Ulster University as being in the top 25% of UK universities based on research power, with 72% of our research activity having been judged to be world-leading and internationally excellent.

We are proud that Ulster was ranked 2nd in the UK in the 2021 UK Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES).

Join Ulster’s Research Community

The Faculty of Life and Health Sciences is based across three Ulster University campuses: Coleraine, Belfast/Jordanstown and Magee. The Faculty has over 400 academic and research staff, approximately 300 PhD researchers and more than 7000 students.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment, international experts judged Ulster University as one of the top five universities in the UK for world-leading research in Biomedical Sciences and Nursing.

PhD supervision is available within the following Schools:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Geography and Environmental Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

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The University’s annual PhD Scholarship Competition offers over 100 exciting full-time funded PhD scholarship opportunities across all subject areas including those within the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences.

Scholarships will cover fees for three years, an annual non-taxable maintenance grant of approx. £15,600 and a Research Training and Support Grant worth £900 per year.

Ulster’s PhD Scholarship Competition for entry in September 2022 is now open.
Apply online at: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/phdcomp

The deadline for applications and all supplemental documents for PhDs in Geography and Environmental Sciences and in Psychology is 4.00pm on 7 February 2022.

The deadline for applications and all supplemental documents for PhDs in Biomedical Sciences, Nursing and Health and in Sport and Exercise Sciences is 4.00pm on 28 February 2022.

Applicants should hold (or expect to hold) a first or upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent). Candidates from the UK, EU and overseas are eligible to apply. Please see project descriptions for further details on eligibility.

Applications will be considered on the basis of candidates’ qualifications, skills, experience and research interests.

Applicants should discuss their applications with project supervisors prior to submission. Contact details are provided within the individual project descriptions.

You do not need to make a separate application for a scholarship. However, please indicate on your application for admission that you are not a self-funded/private sponsor research applicant.

You should inform the University in your application, or as soon as possible thereafter, of any disability or personal circumstances that should be taken into account so that suitable arrangements can be made.

Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

Further Information

Applications for admission on a self-funded or externally funded basis, both part-time and full-time are also welcome at any time throughout the year.

Please contact the Ulster Doctoral College if you have any queries about PhD study at: researchstudent@ulster.ac.uk

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