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 Fully-funded PhD Studentship in the Psychological Research Centre at Keele University.
Reference number FNS GS 2018-03
Overview

The Psychological Research Centre at Keele University is pleased to announce this year’s competition for a PhD studentship to commence in September 2018. A full studentship includes an annual tax-free stipend at RCUK rate plus home/EU tuition fee (currently £14,777 and £4,260) for three years.


Please see advert for further details.

Details See advert and details and supplementary information
Duration 3 years
Fees A full studentship includes an annual tax-free stipend at RCUK rate plus home/EU tuition fee (currently £14,777 and £4,260) for three years.
Stipend As above
Closing date 2 July 2018
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Research topic Recreating thrombosis models using tissue-engineered arterial constructs: A novel method to reduce and replace mice used in platelet research
Reference number ISTM2018-01
Overview

We are looking to recruit a PhD student with a relevant biomedical science or bioengineering background to design and develop a microfluidic system incorporating a tissue-engineered arterial construct as an alternative to current animal experiments. This work will principally be conducted in the Institute for Science and Technology of Medicine (ISTM) in Keele University. The project will involve collaboration with leading research groups in both the University of Reading and Loughborough University.

Details See advert and details and supplementary information
Duration 3 years (full-time)
Fees Funding is available for three years to cover fees for PhD registration (2018/19 home/EU rates currently: £4,195). Non-EU students would be required to pay the balance (currently approximately £11,253 per annum) of the overseas fees themselves.
Stipend A research studentship stipend of currently £14,553 per annum for 2017/18
Closing date 29th June 2018
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Research topic PhD in neuromuscular disorders - defining the benefits of prednisolone in spinal muscular atrophy muscle
Reference number ISTM2018-0203
Overview

Available from September 2018.


The 3-year PhD project will be aimed at mechanistically validating the genes and pathways identified by the RNA-Seq approach, developing related treatments and evaluating their therapeutic potential in cellular and animal models. The experimental plan will include several techniques such as bioinformatics, DNA/RNA/protein extractions, PCRs, qPCRs, western blots, cell culture, animal work, immunocytochemistry and immunohistochemistry.

Details See advert and details and supplementary information
Duration 3 years
Fees Funding is available for three years to cover fees (UK level only) for PhD registration and a research studentship stipend.
Stipend As above.
Closing date Friday 29th June 2018
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Research topic Imaging for common musculoskeletal conditions in primary care: rationale and decision making
Reference number RPCH2018/02
Overview

The Research Institute (RI) for Primary Care Health Sciences at Keele University are looking to recruit a PhD student. The RI is dedicated to undertake research that will improve the quality of care for people with arthritis, chronic musculoskeletal pain, mental health problems and associated comorbidities.


Funding is available for three years to cover fees for PhD registration (2018/19 home/EU rates: £4,260) and a research studentship stipend of currently £14,777 per annum for 2018/19. Non-EU students would be required to pay the balance (currently approximately £11,240 per annum) of the overseas fees themselves.

Details See advert and details and supplementary information
Duration 3 years full time or 6 years part time
Fees All fees paid at current UK/EU rates, for three years only
Stipend Stipend paid at current Research Council rate, for three years full time or six years part time
Closing date Friday 20th July 2018
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Research topic The development of lake margins, their interactions with contemporaneous continental environments and the implications for their reservoir potential
Reference number FNS GS 2017-26
Overview

Please see attached advert. Eligiblity Criteria: 2:1 or above in Geology, Geoscience or a related discipline.

Details See advert and details
Duration 4 years.
Fees Fees bursary (UK/EU fee level only) for four years. An overseas student would need to self fund the difference between UK/EU fee level and overseas fee level. Overseas students will also require IELTS 6.0 with minimum of 5:5 in each subtest.
Stipend RCUK level stipend for four years (Stipend for 2018/9 £14,777 per annum). Yearly travel and subsistence grant for four years. This project is funded under the inter-university Oil and Gas Consortium.
Closing date 30th June 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 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 Interaction of prohibitins with m-AAA proteases at the inner mitochondrial membrane
Reference number FNS GS 2017-25
Overview

Please see attached advert. 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. Applicants must be UK or EU nationals to be eligibile for the studentship. Msc in Biochemical/Biophysical/Chemical/natural sciences - minimum degree classification 2:1 or equivalent.  An interest in both laboratory and computational work (protein production and biophysical techniques) is essential - full training will be provided.

Details See advert and details
Duration 3 years.
Fees 100% UK/EU fees for 3 years funded by Keele University.
Stipend Stipend 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). Funding for consumables and conference attendance is available.
Closing date 15th July 2018
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Research topic Influence of hybrid nanoparticle architecture on theranostic abilities in pancreatic cancer.
Reference number ISTM2018-NANO01
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.


For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Clare Hoskins (c.hoskins@keele.ac.uk).

Details See advert and details and supplementary information
Duration 3 years
Fees Self-funding students only
Stipend Self-funding students only
Closing date Friday 18th May 2019
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Research topic Second generation nano-carriers for pancreatic cancer therapy.
Reference number ISTM2018-NANO02
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.


For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Clare Hoskins (c.hoskins@keele.ac.uk).

Details See advert and details and supplementary information
Duration 3 years
Fees Self-funding students only
Stipend Self-funding students only
Closing date Friday 18th May 2019
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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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