Up to 80 PhD Scholarships Available!

The University of Hull, and the Faculty of Science and Engineering, is looking to recruit the next wave of bright minds in its Postgraduate Scholarship Competition for 2015.

The competition is a celebration of the University’s success in research, and, with up to 80 candidates set to receive full PhD funding, represents an investment of more than £3 million in postgraduate training. The aim is to develop future sector leaders who have excellent academic and transferable skills, a knowledge of the major challenges facing the world and an understanding of how research contributes to society and the economy.

More than 100 project ideas are available to view and apply for on the University website, and within the Faculty these topics range from developing innovative new eDNA techniques through to simulating the evolution of the Martian landscape.

Many of the projects are highly interdisciplinary, and will involve working with colleagues across multiple faculties, such as Science and Engineering and Arts and Social Sciences. For example, a project looking at the use of smartphone technology to monitor bone health, will see the PhD candidate engaging both with experts in age-related diseases and exercise, along with those who specialise in digital and mobile technology.

Dr David Richards, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of Hull said:

“We are delighted to be launching the 2015 PhD studentship scheme in celebration of the outstanding research carried out by the University so far, and the exciting breakthroughs that lie just on the horizon.

“A PhD degree is not just about studying the discoveries of others, but involves making brand new discoveries that close gaps in our knowledge and contribute to the advancement of the field.

“This is an exciting time to join the University of Hull, and we look forward to welcoming up to 80 outstanding candidates that share our ambitious vision for the future.”

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