The University is in the Times Higher Education UK top 50 for research power, based on the results of the Research Excellence Framework. Additionally, Northumbria is ranked among the top 175 universities worldwide for research citations, and is in the world’s top 100 universities aged 50 years or under, according to the THE World University Rankings.
As part of our continued commitment to research excellence, the University is offering up to 100 funded PhD studentships, to commence from October 2020. These opportunities are open to exceptional applicants worldwide, and include AHRC, ESRC and NERC funded studentships.
These opportunities are available across all faculties:
As part of the University’s developing research strategy, we are growing research in a number of Multidisciplinary Research Themes:
Many of the available studentships are aligned to these themes, giving students the opportunity to be involved in areas of activity addressing societal and global challenges. More information relating to the research themes is available at northumbria.ac.uk/research
For further details of these funded opportunities, including the funding level and duration of each project, and many other advertised unfunded projects, see the links below.