A fully-funded Studentship includes a maintenance grant of £14,000 per year to contribute towards living expenses during the course of your research, as well as a fee waiver for 36 months. Associated costs - such as for fieldwork and conference attendance - will also be met under the Studentship.
We are looking for exceptional doctoral (PhD) students whose research interest complement our areas of research strength, as listed below:
Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
- Communication: Can language as a contextual factor influence treatment efficacy of low back pain?
- What are the best strategies and modes of training to educate and empower midwives to assist pregnant women who are subjected to domestic violence and abuse?
- A study exploring the impact on older people’s health and wellbeing from compassionate communication during their admission and in-hospital stay
- The development of processes and procedures to improve participation in and communication about Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation decisions
- Who’s responsible for feeding me? A study investigating organisational culture to improve nutritional care in hospitalised patients
- The importance of identifying iron deficiency anaemia in the early detection of colorectal cancer
- The impact of a continuity of maternity care model on the birth outcomes and early postnatal care experience of mothers and babies living on a low income
- Shared decision-making: investigating the potential of an interactive, web-based information tool to support treatment choice for people with advanced pancreatic cancer
- Bridging ‘post-Brexit’ Societal Divisions – Learning from Civil Society Initiatives in Bosnia & Herzegovina or Kosovo
Faculty of Management
- Digital Technology Adoption in SMEs: An Entrepreneurial Learning Perspective
- An econometric analysis of changing dietary trends and its implications for health around the world
- Control, optimising and monetising of big data from Vehicle to Everything transport systems: legal and ethical implications and opportunities
- Tourism Taxation and Consumer Behaviour
- Reducing psychological distance in the digital service encounters of multi-channel insurers
Faculty of Media & Communication
- Copyright and Films in the Digital Single Market. Licensing, distribution and cultural diversity in Europe
- Interactive hybrid modelling of heterogeneous volumetric objects
- MoCap Data Based Animation Techniques for Traditional Dances
- Political Engagement in Post-Trust Communication Environments
- The Representation of Childbirth & Early Labour: A Multi-Modal Analysis of Media Discourses
- Virtual Reality-based Simulation for Total Hip Replacement Training
- Doctorate of Engineering Digital Media
Faculty of Science & Technology
- Virtual Reality Based Training Framework for Aviation
- Finite Element Modelling of the Deep Zone Residual Stresses in Rolling/Sliding Contact Bearing Elements
- Best practice design for autonomic applications in the cloud
- The biology of river restoration: migration and population responses of threatened migratory fishes to restored river connectivity
- Hello my robot doctor – designing self-adaptive Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) for improved user experience for repeat prescriptions
- Impacts of biomanipulation on the behaviour and ecology of lowland river fishes
- The role of rational choice, social identity and neurocognitive ability in voting behaviour
- Authoring Tools for Game Narrative
- Understanding early Neolithic communities in Anatolia: using small vertebrates to inform on the palaeoenvironmental and social conditions during the transition from mobile hunter-gatherers to settled farmers
- Information Resilience in Large-scale Communication Networks
- The importance of micro-climate refuges for mammal responses to climate change and human disturbance
- Promoting the Scientific and Public Understanding of Stress Through Use of Visual Metaphor
Centre for Excellence in Learning
Who is eligible to apply for a BU Studentship?
The key criteria for applying for a BU Studentship are outlined below.
For fully funded studentships candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic potential with preferably a 1st class honours degree and/or a Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent Grade Point Average. An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) is essential for candidates for whom English is not their first language.
In addition to satisfying basic entry criteria, BU will look closely at the qualities, skills and background of each candidate and what they can bring to their chosen research project in order to ensure successful completion.
What else will you look for?
Each Studentship has its own criteria that candidates need to fulfil, in terms of knowledge and/or expertise. In addition, we will look closely at your qualities, skills and background to determine what you could bring to a specific research project.
How can I apply for a BU Studentship?
There are individual application deadlines for each BU Studentship, which are detailed on each studentship page. To apply, click the green Apply Now button on the Studenship page and complete our online application form. More information can be found on our How to apply pages.