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Fully-funded PhD Studentships at the University of Winchester

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

The University of Winchester is seeking talented, enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to become part of our expanding and vibrant postgraduate research community. We are offering 2 fully funded (stipend + fees*) PhD studentships starting in September 2019. All of the studentships are for up to three years: annual renewal of the studentships is subject to satisfactory progression.

We welcome applications to the following interdisciplinary projects each of which addresses one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Developmental Goals:

Responsible AI: theory, practice and policy
contact ; 01962 827287

Overtourism and Tourismphobia: A focus on creating and maintaining Sustainable Cities and Communities
contact ; 01962 826435

Sustainable, comprehensive and co-ordinated development: Tackling cybercrime through SDGs
contact , 01962 827470

What You See is What You Feel. Top-Down Cognitive Processes as a Diagnostic Tool for Mental Health Monitoring: Theory and Applications
contact , 01962 827406

Obtaining Patient Histories from Children in Emergency Departments
contact , 01962 827525

Developing an intervention to improve the wellbeing of student nurses
contact , 01962 827061

Please note this is a competitive process and only two places are available. Your first step before applying is to visit our studentship webpage to find out more about the areas of research available and details of the application process. We also have opportunities for self-funded PhDs. For an informal discussion about any of these projects please contact the relevant named supervisor.

Applicants will normally have a track record of high academic achievement, relevant to the discipline being applied to, demonstrated by a first class or high upper second undergraduate honours degree and/or a master's degree (or equivalent) and supported by two academic references. The ability to work independently, with the support of a supervisory team, and the enthusiasm to contribute to a vibrant and stimulating research environment are essential.

Students who hold Masters level qualifications from outside the UK must send copies of their diplomas, copies of their transcripts (with a certified translation into English of their transcript if it is not in English) to the RKE Centre.

Students currently enrolled in a Masters qualification who expect to graduate before October 2019 may apply, but must submit with their application portfolio a separate recommendation letter from their current University (if not Winchester) that predicts the standing of their expected qualification. This is in addition to two references.

Application Process

Students should apply to the University of Winchester using Application Form A which includes a substantial project proposal. To download a copy of Form A please click the following link:

Key Dates:

• Deadline for applications - Midnight 19 May 2019
• References direct from referees** required by 29 May 2019
• Interviews will be held between 24 June and 29 June 2019
• Awards begin September 2019

For information about the studentship application process please contact Kay Carter (01962) 826457 or email

*nb Non-EU students are required to pay the balance between UK and non-EU tuition fees for the three years of the studentship (for 19/20: £13,300- £4,200= £9,100/annum)

**Applicants will need to instruct their referees to email their references directly to

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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