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 Understanding and policing knife crime
Reference number FNS GS 2018-19
Overview

Please see attached advert which includes details of research project.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years.
Fees UK/EU level fees (2018/9 £4260 per year) Source of funding: School of Psychology, Keele University
Stipend Stipend at RCUK rates for 3 years (2018/9 stipend £14,777 per annum)
Closing date 11th January 2019
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Research topic Mitochondrial protein quality control and ageing - Interaction of prohibitins with m-AAA proteases at the inner mitochondrial membrane
Reference number FNS GS 2018-18
Overview

School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Keele University, and Life Sciences Group, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France. Academic registration will be at Keele University throughout the 3 year project.
The position will be based at Keele University for year 1 of the 3 year period. For years 2 and 3 the student will be based full-time at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years
Fees Funded
Stipend Funding for year 1 at Research Council rates (2018/19 £14,777 per annum) will be provided by Keele. For years 2 and 3 the student will be salaried at the ILL (salary €28,800 - from which tax and social charges are paid). For all three years 100% UK/EU tuition fees for 3 years commencing Academic year 2018/2019 will be covered by Keele. Funding for consumables and conference attendance is available.
Closing date 12 December 2018
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Research topic Data-driven design of biological systems – computational synthetic biology.
Reference number FNS GS 2017-18
Overview

This project involves the development of formal data and model-driven design methodologies for biological systems. We will investigate the process of mapping biological circuit specifications into DNA bases that encode desired systems.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years.
Fees Open to fully self-funded students only. Please note that self-funded applicants must provide funding for both tuition fees and living expenses for the 3 year duration of the research. There is a future possibility of competitive scholarship awards for outstanding applicants (1st class honours), however, none are currently available.
Stipend No funding available. Open to fully self-funded students only.
Closing date Applications accepted all year round.
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Research topic History - As part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership.
Reference number HUMSS 2019 HIS
Overview

Opportunities are offered for supervision in the following areas:-



  • Medieval History

  • Early modern British History

  • Modern British

  • European, African and Asian History

  • Local History

  • Public History

  • History of Medicine

  • Gender History

  • Imperial History

  • Religious History

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years full time or 6 years part time
Fees Funding support is provided as follows:- 100% UK tuition fees for 3 years commencing 2019/0. Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2018/9 stipend £14,777 per annum).
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time
Closing date 14 January 2019
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Research topic Creative Writing - As part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership.
Reference number HUMSS 2019 CW
Overview

Research in English and American Literatures, in which Creative Writing is situated, has a long and distinguished history at Keele. Creative Writing has been formally established as a thriving and energetic graduate programme at MA and PhD levels (the PhD programme has been running successfully for two years).


Indeed, the University has over the years played host to many eminent writers, most notably the distinguished poet Roy Fisher, who taught in the Department of American Studies (1971-82). The Roy Fisher Prize for Poetry is a poetry pamphlet prize awarded yearly to a student, and endowed by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.  Please see below for current areas of research and supervision

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years full time or 6 years part time
Fees Funding support is provided as follows:- 100% UK tuition fees for 3 years commencing 2019/0. Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2018/9 stipend £14,777 per annum).
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time
Closing date 14 January 2019
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Research topic English - As part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership
Reference number HUMSS 2019 EN
Overview

The Research Institute provides a dynamic and supportive environment for postgraduate study and research. Postgraduates are encouraged to participate in all research activities of the Institute, from attending and giving papers at research seminars to taking part in academic events beyond the University. Seventeen academic staff work on British, North American and Postcolonial literatures from the sixteenth century to the present day.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years full time or 6 years part time
Fees Funding support is provided as follows:- 100% UK tuition fees for 3 years commencing 2019/0. Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2018/9 stipend £14,777 per annum).
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time
Closing date 14 January 2019
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Research topic Law - As part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership
Reference number HUMSS 2019 LAW
Overview

The legal academics within the Law School build on Keele University’s long-standing reputation for excellence in socio-legal scholarship and contextually-aware doctrinal legal work. 


Keele is committed to supporting research of the highest quality, which has the potential to generate impact in legal and policy fields. Established areas of strength include Gender Sexuality & Law and Professional Ethics (PEAK – see Ethics entry for details) and newer innovative groups address Globalisation & International Law and Legal Education & Professional Practice. 

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years full time or 6 years part time
Fees Funding support is provided as follows:- 100% UK tuition fees for 3 years commencing 2019/0. Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2018/9 stipend £14,777 per annum).
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time
Closing date 14 January 2019
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Research topic Media and Cultural Studies
Reference number HUMSS 2019 MCC
Overview

Currently eighteen members of staff contribute to the MCC undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. These come from a range of media and culture disciplines including English, Sociology, Geography, Modern Languages, Music, Film Studies, and Visual Arts. The research interests covered by these staff ranges from globalisation to subcultures, from postmodernism to British cinema, and from the visual representation of marginalised groups to ecology and animal rights. We have a number of postgraduate students currently working towards MRes, Masters and PhD in Media and Cultural Studies, which forms a vibrant postgraduate community. We also hold a Guest Speaker series that invites active researchers and practitioners in Media and Culture and which is open to all students and staff.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years full time or 6 years part time
Fees Funding support is provided as follows:- 100% UK tuition fees for 3 years commencing 2019/0. Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2018/9 stipend £14,777 per annum).
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time
Closing date 14 January 2019
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Research topic Philosophy - As part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership.
Reference number HUMSS 2019 PHI
Overview

For 2019/2020 we are offering a range of studentship opportunities.


Supervisory expertise is available for R G Collinwood, Kant, Richard Rorty and Sartre.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years full time or 6 years part time
Fees Funding support is provided as follows:- 100% UK tuition fees for 3 years commencing 2019/0. Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2018/9 stipend £14,777 per annum).
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time
Closing date 14 January 2019
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Research topic Music - As part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership.
Reference number HUMSS 2019 MUS
Overview

Music research at Keele has two main themes: Music Technology and Musicology. The Music Technology research group is one of the largest teams in UK Higher Education focusing on the creative aspects of Music Technology. The group comprises composers working with digital media in composition for purely acoustic and mixed resources, audiovisual composition, algorithmic composition, theory and aesthetics, and music software development. The Musicology research group focuses primarily on music since 1900. Specific member interests include French, Polish and German music, analysis, critical theory, cultural history, and film music.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years full time or 6 years part time
Fees Funding support is provided as follows:- 100% UK tuition fees for 3 years commencing 2019/0. Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2018/9 stipend £14,777 per annum).
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time
Closing date 14 January 2019
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Research topic ESRC Health and Wellbeing
Reference number HUMSS ESRC 2019 HWB
Overview

As part of the The North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership annual ESRC competition, Keele University invites outstanding student applications to pursue research training studies to apply for fully-funded postgraduate research studentship in any of the five Social Sciences pathways.


For 2019-20 ESRC applications are invited for the following pathways:


•    Criminology, Social Policy and Social Work
•    Economic & Social History
•    Health & Wellbeing
•    Social Studies of Science, Technology & Medicine
•    Socio-Legal Studies

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years full time or 6 years part time
Fees Funding support is provided as follows:- 100% UK tuition fees for 3 years commencing 2019/0. Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2018/9 stipend £14,777 per annum).
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time
Closing date 4 February 2019
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Research topic ESRC Socio-Legal Studies
Reference number HUMSS ESRC 2019 LAW
Overview

As part of the The North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership annual ESRC competition, Keele University invites outstanding student applications to pursue research training studies to apply for fully-funded postgraduate research studentship in any of the five Social Sciences pathways.


For 2019-20 ESRC applications are invited for the following pathways:


•    Criminology, Social Policy and Social Work
•    Economic & Social History
•    Health & Wellbeing
•    Social Studies of Science, Technology & Medicine
•    Socio-Legal Studies

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years full time or 6 years part time
Fees Funding support is provided as follows:- 100% UK tuition fees for 3 years commencing 2019/0. Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2018/9 stipend £14,777 per annum).
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time
Closing date 4 February 2019
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Research topic ESRC Economic and Social History, Social Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine
Reference number HUMSS ESRC 2019 SHI
Overview

As part of the The North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership annual ESRC competition, Keele University invites outstanding student applications to pursue research training studies to apply for fully-funded postgraduate research studentship in any of the five Social Sciences pathways.


For 2019-20 ESRC applications are invited for the following pathways:


•    Criminology, Social Policy and Social Work
•    Economic & Social History
•    Health & Wellbeing
•    Social Studies of Science, Technology & Medicine
•    Socio-Legal Studies

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years full time or 6 years part time
Fees Funding support is provided as follows:- 100% UK tuition fees for 3 years commencing 2019/0. Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2018/9 stipend £14,777 per annum).
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time
Closing date 4 February 2019
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Research topic ESRC Criminology, Social Policy, Social Work
Reference number HUMSS ESRC 2019 SP
Overview

As part of the The North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership annual ESRC competition, Keele University invites outstanding student applications to pursue research training studies to apply for fully-funded postgraduate research studentship in any of the five Social Sciences pathways.


For 2019-20 ESRC applications are invited for the following pathways:


•    Criminology, Social Policy and Social Work
•    Economic & Social History
•    Health & Wellbeing
•    Social Studies of Science, Technology & Medicine
•    Socio-Legal Studies

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years full time or 6 years part time
Fees Funding support is provided as follows:- 100% UK tuition fees for 3 years commencing 2019/0. Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2018/9 stipend £14,777 per annum).
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time
Closing date 4 February 2019
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Research topic Nanoporous materials for sensors and catalytic applications.
Reference number FNS GS 2018-05
Overview

The project commences in October 2018 and will be carried out at Keele University.


Full details are attached.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years
Fees Fully funded
Stipend Funding support is provided as follows: 100% UK/EU tuition fees for 3 years commencing Academic year 2018/2019 . Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2018/9 stipend £14,777 per annum). Funding for consumables and conference attendance is available.
Closing date 1 September 2018 in the first instance, with the interviews planned for mid-September 2018. If no suitable candidate is identified following this deadline, then further applications will be considered until the post is filled.
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Research topic Principled agent-based simulation
Reference number FNS GS 2018-08
Overview

The PhD will be based at Keele in Prof. Polack’s team, but would involve working with developers at University of York, and the York Computational Immunology Lab.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years
Fees See details document
Stipend See details document
Closing date Applications are accepted all year round
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Research topic Galactokinase as a novel target to fight leishmaniasis
Reference number FNS GS 2018-09
Overview

See details document.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years
Fees Self-funded PhD position
Stipend Self-funded PhD position
Closing date Open ended
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Research topic Design, chemical synthesis and evaluation of mimetic nucleoside analogues.
Reference number FNS GS 2017-14
Overview

Applications are invited for self-funded students wishing to perform research towards a PhD in synthetic carbohydrate chemistry.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years
Fees Open to fully self-funded students only. Please note that self-funded applicants must provide funding for both tuition fees and living expenses for the 3 year duration of the research. For UK/EU 2017/18 tuition fees are £4195 per annum and overseas are £18,900 per annum.
Stipend No funding available. Open to fully self-funded students only.
Closing date Applications accepted all year round.
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Research topic Interactive virtual 3D environments.
Reference number FNS GS 2018-04
Overview

The PhD research will involve the user experience design and evaluation of an online virtual environment integrated with collaborative and reconstruction tools.


Please see advert for further details.

Details See advert and details
Duration
Fees Open to fully self-funded students only.
Stipend This opportunity for self-funded applicants only.
Closing date Applications are welcome all year around.
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Research topic Wearable sensing device design, evaluation and data analytics.
Reference number FNS GS 2018-07
Overview

Wearable technology and data analytics are active and important areas of research with many opportunities for innovation. This PhD research will involve the use, testing and evaluation of commercial and prototype wearable tech. designs as well as an opportunity to research data analytics with acquired data.


Please see attached advert for full details.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years
Fees Open to fully self-funded students only. Please note that self-funded applicants must provide funding for both tuition fees and living expenses for the 3 year duration of the research. There is a future possibility of competitive scholarship awards for outstanding applicants (1st class honours), however, none are currently available. For information regarding University tuition fees please see: http://www.keele.ac.uk/pgresearch/feesandfinance/
Stipend This opportunity for self-funded applicants only.
Closing date Applications are welcome all year around.
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Research topic Role of protein phosphatase 4 (PP4) in cancer: Analysis and potential therapeutic target?
Reference number FNS GS 2018-10
Overview

Please see attached advert for details.


This project is intended to investigate the role of serine/threonine protein phosphatase 4 (PP4) in cancer development, progression to advanced metastatic stage, and therapy resistance.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 year project
Fees Home/EU fees are £4260 per annum for 2018/9 and overseas fees are £23300 per annum
Stipend Self-funded
Closing date Applications are accepted all year round
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Research topic Second generation nano-carriers for pancreatic cancer therapy.
Reference number ISTM2018-CUMO_01
Overview

We are looking to recruit a PhD student with a relevant chemical, biomedical science or bioengineering background to design and develop novel nanomedicine platforms for chemotherapy.


In this project we would like to use this established chemistry in order to form a range of second generation particles exploiting combined therapies of anticancer drugs for pancreatic cancer treatment.


Self-funding students only.

Details See advert and details and supplementary information
Duration
Fees n/a
Stipend n/a
Closing date Friday 18th May 2019
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Research topic Nanopharmaceutics, nanomedicine, stem cell therapy, bioengineering, nanotechnology, cancer therapeutics, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering.
Reference number ISTM2018
Overview

We are looking to recruit PhD students with a relevant chemical, biomedical science or bioengineering background to add to our existing portfolio of novel technologies for medical advancement. We would particularly welcome applicants with interest in stem cell therapy, regenerate medicine, tissue engineering or nanoparticle technologies.


Self-funding students only.

Details See advert and details
Duration
Fees Home fees (£10,000 per year) Overseas fees (£21,000 per year)
Stipend Self-funding students only
Closing date Wednesday 19th June 2019
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Research topic Repurposing drugs in cancer
Reference number FNS GS 2018-11
Overview

The aims of this project are to identify drugs with potential for repurposing in cancer treatment. The project involves screening current FDA-approved drugs for their anti-cancer activity in a range of human cancer cell lines. Identified drugs will be further investigated and their mechanisms of action characterised.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 year project
Fees Home/EU fees are £4260 per annum for 2018/9 and overseas fees are £23300 per annum.
Stipend Self-funded PhD position
Closing date Applications are accepted all year round
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Research topic Role of non-coding RNA in cancer
Reference number FNS GS 2018-12
Overview

The project will examine the role of long-non coding RNAs in cancer. Experiments will focus on investigating the function of novel uncharacterized long non-coding RNAs in the control of cell fate in order to elucidate their functional roles and their significance in human physiology and pathology.


The project involves cell culture studies, functional assays and RNA sequencing.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 year project
Fees Home/EU fees are £4260 per annum for 2018/9 and overseas fees are £23300 per annum.
Stipend Self-funded PhD position
Closing date Applications are accepted all year round
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