Faculty of Science and Health

Scholarships and funding

Supporting your studies

At Essex we offer scholarships and funding opportunities for talented students from a range of backgrounds.

Some of our scholarships are university-wide, while others are offered by specific departments. You can use the scholarships finder links below to find out more.

In addition we offer postgraduate studentships to help fund those who are working towards a research degree (MSD, MPhil or PhD). These may be interdisciplinary, involving more than one department, or offered as part of specific research projects by academics in one of our science and health departments.

Scholarships

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students, and ensure we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances. 

Search our Scholarship Finder to see the funding you can apply for.

Postgraduate funding

We offer postgraduate funding to help support you during your research. These may be offered as part of specific research projects being carried out by our academics, or as part of our work with Doctoral Training Partnerships.

Along with studentships, we also give all research students access to Proficio, our unique professional development funding scheme. Proficio gives you funding for training courses and conference attendance, whether you're working on a 1 year Master of Science by Dissertation (MSD), or undertaking a 3 year PhD.

Funded PhD studentships

Adaptive deep learning for embedded devices

This PhD project will focus on designing adaptive deep learning software and/or hardware for resource-constrained embedded systems.

Candidates should have at least an undergraduate degree in computer science, electronic engineering, or a related subject, as well as strong analytical and mathematical skills and programming skills in C/C++ and/or Python.

Title: Adaptive deep learning for embedded devices

Based in: School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Deadline: 18th June 2022


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NIHR studentship - Mental health theme

The School of Health and Social Care is looking for candidates for a fully funded PhD studentship linked to the Mental Health Theme of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East of England (EoE). The mental health theme aims to reduce social and health inequalities for people with mental health difficulties, especially in communities with high health needs.

The School is particularly interested in supporting a project which involves secondary data analysis using the Understanding Society dataset based at the Institute of Social and Economic Research within the University of Essex. Candidates should have a 2.1 or higher Honours degree in a relevant discipline, a good knowledge of health or social care, and an interest in mental health research relevant to issues of socio-economic inequality.

Title: NIHR ARC East of England Mental Health theme

Based in: School of Health and Social Care

Deadline: 27th June 2022


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Validating a simple measure for assessing the health of an individual’s gait

This funded PhD studentships aims to create a ‘gait health’ assessment tool to assess intervention success, fall risk and track pathology progression.

We welcome applications from candidates with a background in sports and exercise science, biomechanics, mathematics, engineering, or computational statistics.

Title: Validating a simple measure for assessing the health of an individual’s gait

Based in: School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (in collaboration with the Department of Mathematical Sciences).

Deadline: 18th July 2022


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Upscaling therapeutic community gardening as a green social prescription for the treatment of mental ill-health

The proposed interdisciplinary PhD will explore strategies for upscaling therapeutic community gardening as a green social prescription for the treatment of mental ill-health in the UK.

We welcome applications from candidates with a science background, and experience of research design and quantitative and/or qualitative statistical analysis.

Title: Upscaling therapeutic community gardening as a green social prescription for the treatment of mental ill-health

Based in: School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (in collaboration with the Department of Government).

Deadline: 18th July 2022


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Faculty studentships

The Faculty of Science and Health is keen to promote interdisciplinary research across the university. By breaking down academic silos and bringing together researchers with similar interests in different fields, we can create cutting-edge research that will have impact on the real world.

Our Faculty studentships are co-supervised by at least two academics from different departments.

We do not currently have any Faculty studentships.

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