Postgraduate research opportunities

Browse through our research degree opportunities to find funded projects and scholarships. These opportunities are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it is important you make enquiries and apply as early as possible. If you have already secured funding, we have a range of non-funded projects available.

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Self-funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Diaphragmatic function in malignant hyperthermia Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Epigenetic therapy using ultrasound-triggered microbubble drug delivery for colorectal cancer Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Metabolic regulation of anti-tumour T cell immunity Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1: a novel target to improve wound healing in diabetes Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Characterisation of a pre-osteoblast subset of human mesenchymal stem cells: implications for novel osteoarthritis and osteoporosis treatment development Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Combination oncolytic virotherapy for the treatment of Haematological malignancies Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Computational approaches to understanding the mechanosensitive Piezo1 channel activation mechanism Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Development of a T-cell subset phenotyping, ready-to-use, flow cytometry kit for patients with rheumatoid arthritis Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Genome and transcriptome sequencing and functional analysis to find new mutation types in patients with inherited blindness Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
How human teeth form and how that process fails in the inherited condition amelogenesis imperfecta International (excluding EU) None
Identification and functional characterisation of BRIT1/MCPH1 synthetic lethal genes to treat breast and ovarian cancer Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Improving surgical outcomes for colorectal cancer patients by pre-operative intervention. Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Novel regulators of +TIP localisation and function Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Oncogenic reprogramming of the immune system Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Oncolytic virus immunotherapy to sensitise liver cancers to immune checkpoint blockade Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Partial human genome RNAi screen to identify genes involved in brain size regulation and cancer development. Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Pre-clinical testing of new therapeutic treatments for cystic kidney disease International (excluding EU) None
Pre-receptor regulation of glucocorticoid target genes in human skin Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Primary Immunodeficiencies: molecular genetics and the underlying biological mechanisms of disease Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Starving cancer cells to death Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Sun exposure as a novel risk factor for Zika virus infection Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Switching off immunity in health and disease Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
The genetic basis of cognitive impairment in intellectual disability and schizophrenia Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Using massively-paralleled sequencing to find the cause of inherited conditions that affect the front of the eye Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None
Using next-generation sequencing and CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to investigate penetrance and phenotypic variation in inherited eye disease. Worldwide (International, UK and EU) None