Current Studentships

Keele University studentships, when available, are funded internally or from external sponsors such as research councils or from industry. If you are interested in any of the studentships available you can apply online.

Research Topic Cell therapies for chondral defects of the knee
Reference number: ISTM2014-1
Abstract

Find the long term outcome of ACI in the knee

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Duration Three years from 1 September 2014
Fees Three years full time fees paid at current UK/EU rates Non UK/EU students will be required to pay the additional overseas fees themselves.
Stipend Three years’ full time stipend paid at current Research Council rate (2014-15, £13,863)
Closing date 30th July 2014

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Research Topic History MRes Studentship - The Great War in Hednesford (1914-1919)
Reference number: MRES1
Abstract

This is an opportunity for a well-qualified History graduate (or equivalent) to be supported by a fee waiver plus expenses to undertake Masters research on everyday life during the Great War in a community in Staffordshire in collaboration with local people. This innovative project sits within a well-established Masters programme and will receive experienced academic supervision. This is a new initiative which is being funded by Hednesford Town Council. It is aimed at a History graduate with at least a 2.1 who wants to engage with the public’s interest in WW1 commemoration to produce an academic study which is also ‘useful history’. 

Please complete a Case for Support (MRes) form and upload via the electronic application system.

 

Further information can be found here: MRes Studentship

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Duration 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Fees £4,700 (these will be paid as part of the Hednesdford Town Council sponsorship
Stipend Up to £1,000 research expenses
Closing date 19 July 2014 (Interviews will be held on 30 July 2014)

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Research Topic Astrophysics funded Studentships 2014
Reference number: EPSAM 2013-1
Abstract

A number of 3-year funded studentships are available from September 2014.  Projects include:

   Nuclear astrophysics: impact and sensitivity studies

   Laboratory astrophysics at the Diamond Light Source

   Star formation and stellar ages from the Gaia-ESO Spectroscopic Survey

   Star formation in the Magellanic Clouds

    

 More projects may be added later.  For information on all projects see Advert and Details (below).

Details See Advert and details and Supplementary Information
Duration 3 years
Fees All fees paid at current UK/EU rates
Stipend 3-year stipend paid at current Research Council rate for UK residents only. EU nationals (not resident in the UK) qualify for a fees-only award.
Closing date 30 May 2014

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Research Topic Remotely triggered scaffolds for controlled degradation and release of pharmaceuticals
Reference number: ISTM 2012-04
Abstract

Advancement in knowledge of cell-materials interaction has led to development of novel materials for use in implant technology, in vitro expansion of cells for regenerative medicine and medical diagnostics. Scaffold materials provide the architecture to support 3D tissue growth, although often such materials cause problems for long-term regeneration. Biodegradable scaffolds that collapse after a fixed time period, either naturally or after external stimulus, are therefore advantageous. Addition of nanoparticles into the intrinsic structure of a scaffold can enhance functionality and lead to exciting new properties including ability to remotely trigger structural collapse and drug release. Here we are interested in the incorporation of such nanoparticles into a thermo-responsive biocompatible scaffold. This sophisticated system will result in remotely triggered scaffolds for controlled degradation and release of pharmaceuticals.

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Duration 3 years
Fees Self-funded
Stipend Self-funded
Closing date On-going

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Research Topic Image guided stimuli responsive nanoparticles for treatment of pancreatic cancer
Reference number: ISTM 2012-03
Abstract

Magnetic nanoparticles have become widely studied for biomedical applications in recent years including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nerve regeneration, drug and gene therapy. Coating the MNPs with gold results in a rigid coat shielding the external environment from the iron oxide. This results in safer particles with increased applications. Colloidal gold possess’ unique surface plasmon resonance (SPR) properties. When nanoparticles are irradiated with light of appropriate wavelength, particles undergo absorption and scattering of the photons. This absorption of Au nanoparticles is followed by rapid conversion of light into heat. In biomedicine this unique property can be exploited for applications such as photo thermal ablation and thermo responsive drug delivery. Pancreatic cancer is the 4th main cancer in the western world with only 5% of patients surviving up to 5 years after treatment. There is a huge clinical need for more efficient treatments for this disease. This group is interested in the application of gold coated magnetic nanoparticles for image guided stimuli responsive drug delivery for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

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Duration 3 years
Fees Self-funded
Stipend Self-funded
Closing date On-going

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Research Topic Soil Biogeochemistry
Reference number: EPSAM 2013-4
Abstract

The student will carry out laboratory and field experiments to investigate the impacts of reactive N enrichment on the N cycle processes in soils of mature and restored ecosystems (varied age classes).

Biogeochemical research methods including soil incubation, experimental manipulation and subsequent sampling for N speciation measurement and process rates calculation will be utilized.
 

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Duration 3 years
Fees All fees paid at current UK/EU rates
Stipend Full stipend at UK Research Council rate
Closing date 10th July 2014

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Research Topic Pain, loneliness, low mood and ageing in rural areas: the implications for integrated care and support (PILLAR)
Reference number: RPCH 2014-01
Abstract

The aim of this studentship is to explore the experiences of older people in rural environments in the context of pain, low mood and loneliness.  

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Duration Full or part time
Fees Fees provided at EU rates only, Non-EU students would be required to pay the additional overseas fees themselves. Fees will only be paid for three years full time or six years part time
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate.
Closing date Sunday 13th July 2014

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Research Topic Epidemiology of childhood musculoskeletal pain
Reference number: RPCH 2014-02
Abstract

The purpose of this PhD is to investigate the epidemiology of musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents in both the general population and primary care.

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Duration Full or part time
Fees Fees provided at EU rates only, Non-EU students would be required to pay the additional overseas fees themselves. Fees will only be paid for three years full time or six years part time.
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years only.
Closing date Sunday 13th July 2014

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Research Topic Benchmarking physiotherapy services
Reference number: RPCH 2014-03
Abstract

Methods are needed to enable the future benchmarking of physiotherapy services using routine patient reported outcome measure (PROM) data and standardised cost information. To enable fair comparisons methods to calculate PROMs change scores with appropriate adjustment for case-mix are required.

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Duration Three years full time or six years part time
Fees Fees provided at EU rates only, Non-EU students would be required to pay the additional overseas fees themselves. Fees will only be paid for three years full time or six years part time.
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time.
Closing date Sunday 13th July 2014

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Research Topic Exercise adherence in patients with musculoskeletal pain: development and testing of a new outcome measure.
Reference number: RPCH 2014-04
Abstract

The overall aim of the PhD programme is to develop and test a new outcome measurement tool of exercise adherence for use with patients with common musculoskeletal pain disorders.

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Duration 3 Years full-time; 6 years part-time
Fees Fees provided at EU rates only, Non-EU students would be required to pay the additional overseas fees themselves. Fees will only be paid for three years full time or six years part time.
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time.
Closing date Sunday 13th July 2014

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Research Topic The role of physiotherapists as weight loss facilitators for adults with osteoarthritis
Reference number: RPCH 2014-05
Abstract

The overall aim of this PhD programme is to develop recommendations for a new physiotherapy-led weight loss intervention for patients with OA who are overweight or obese.

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Duration Three years full time or six years part time
Fees Fees provided at EU rates only, Non-EU students would be required to pay the additional overseas fees themselves. Fees will only be paid for three years full time or six years part time.
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time.
Closing date Sunday 13th July 2014

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Research Topic Risk prediction algorithms for primary hip and knee arthroplasty in newly diagnosed osteoarthritis: cohort analysis in routine primary healthcare data
Reference number: RCPH 2014-06
Abstract

The overall aim is to estimate individual patients’ risk of future primary hip and knee arthroplasty based on information in the routine electronic primary healthcare record.

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Duration Three years full time or six years part time
Fees Fees provided at EU rates only, Non-EU students would be required to pay the additional overseas fees themselves. Fees will only be paid for three years full time or six years part time
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time.
Closing date Sunday 13th July 2014

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Research Topic Primary care, inflammatory arthritis, gout, social construction
Reference number: RCPH 2014-07
Abstract

The proposed project forms part of a new programme of work, based at the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, investigating the diagnosis, management and prognosis of Common Inflammatory Conditions in Primary Care.

Details See Advert and details and Supplementary Information
Duration Three years full time or six years part time.
Fees Fees provided at EU rates only, Non-EU students would be required to pay the additional overseas fees themselves. Fees will only be paid for three years full time or six years part time
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time.
Closing date Sunday 13th July 2014

Apply online here