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Fully funded PhD studentships

The perfect way to expand your horizons

Embarking upon a research degree at Bournemouth University is one of the most exciting stages of your academic career. It’s a voyage of discovery – so here at BU we want to make sure you have as much support as possible during what promises to be a life-changing experience.

We are proud to be offering a broad range of fully funded PhD studentship opportunities which are strongly aligned to our key Fusion themes and BU2025 core strategic investment areas: Assistive Technology, Animation, Simulation & Visualisation, Sustainability & Low Carbon Technology and Medical Science.

This commitment to greater expansion of our research work demonstrates BU’s significant investment in our Doctoral College, supporting the growth in innovation and developing future talent and expertise in our PhD students.

Here at BU, we offer you the opportunity to work with external organisations on many of our match-funded research projects. We recognise that partnering with outside companies and charities will broaden your knowledge and experience beyond academia and many of these projects allow you to participate in cutting-edge applied research areas generating immediate and tangible societal impacts.

Be assured you will joining a world-leading research community, with the support of a team of dedicated, enthusiastic academic and professional support staff, who will ensure your work is efficient, enjoyable and, most of all, successful. All of this within in a fabulous location, with seven miles of award-winning sandy beaches amongst the many delights of Bournemouth which attract a vibrant and creative community.

Explore our fully funded PhD studentships across a variety of subject areas from our four Faculties:

  • Faculty of Science & Technology
  • Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Media & Communication

Our fully funded studentships include a maintenance grant of £15,000 per year to contribute towards living expenses during the course of your research, as well as a fee waiver for the duration of your studentship.

Our Doctoral College supports a vibrant postgraduate community and provides the central support that makes your research efficient, enjoyable and, most of all, successful.

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