Postgraduate Research

Graduate opportunities

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Are you looking for a postgraduate research opportunity?

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

Interdisciplinary studentships

Sustainable Transitions - Governance, Ecological Management and Society - Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme 2024-25

This is an opportunity to conduct fully funded interdisciplinary research under the Sustainable Transitions Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme at the University of Essex.

Each research project will be interdisciplinary in nature and supervised by expert academics drawn from two (and in certain instances three) of the following five disciplines at the University - Business, Government, Law, Life Sciences and Sociology - to address specific challenges.

There are eight different projects that you can apply for under the programme:

Faculty of Science and Health studentships

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.


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 Social Sciences and Faculty of Arts and Humanities studentships

Throughout the year departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and 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.