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We offer a wide variety of studentships and other research opportunities throughout the year. As a research student, you'll work with at least one academic supervisor and be given research training to help you gain skills in research methodology. Please check the information on each studentship carefully before applying.

Faculty of Science and Health studentships

Throughout the year departments in the Faculty of Science and Health may advertise studentships and available projects. More information on supervision and applicant criteria can be found on the individual studentship pages.

Please read the adverts carefully as different projects may have different types of funding available.

Drive and Sort

The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex is offering one PhD research Studentship for an exceptional student, starting in October 2024 studying PhD Computer Science or PhD Electronic Systems.

Details

Level: Postgraduate Research

Year of entry: 2024-2025

Country: All

Department: School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Further information can be found here.

 

Faculty of Arts and Humanities studentships

Throughout the year departments in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities may advertise studentships and available projects. More information on supervision and applicant criteria can be found on the individual studentship pages, which will be advertised here when available.

 

Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

PhD: Catalysts for Change and Collaborations in New Writing for the Stage: Theatre Underground, University of Essex and Mercury Theatre 1979-96

Project name: Catalysts for Change and Collaborations in New Writing for the Stage: Theatre Underground, University of Essex and Mercury Theatre 1979-96

Funding: CHASE Collaborative Doctoral Studentship

Overview: This project explores the history of Theatre Underground (1979-96), University of Essex campus theatre, and the relationships it forged between ‘town and gown’. New writing for the stage brought to life significant events in local history and new drama in translation brought world theatre to Essex. Research will focus on the Theatre Underground archive at the University of Essex. At the Mercury Theatre Colchester, interpretations of the production materials will be explored with theatre practitioners; and public engagement workshops, led by the student, will seek interviews with alumni and audience members of Theatre Underground.

 

Faculty of Social Sciences studentships

Departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences may advertise studentships and available projects throughout the academic year. You can find more information on supervision and applicant criteria for individual studentships below.

Please read the descriptions carefully as each studentship will have different criteria and types of funding available.

Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Fully-funded three-year PhD in Psychosocial Studies

Funding: Your full-time PhD tuition fees of £4712 will be covered for 9 terms (3 academic years). For students who are overseas fee payers, your tuition fees will be reduced to the home fee rate (and paid for by the studentship at that rate).

Application deadline: 16 February 2024

Start date: April 2024

Based in: Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies (PhD in Psychosocial Studies)

Overview: To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, the department has announced the availability of a fully-funded three-year doctoral studentship starting in April 2024. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote diversity in employment following the Athena Swan and Race Equality Charters so applications will be considered from candidates with an interest in psychosocial studies. All academic disciplines/backgrounds are eligible to apply. 

Find out more about this funding and how you can apply.