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City Graduate School

Doctoral Studentships

The application period for studentships for 2016/17 entry has now closed. Details of studentships for 2017/18 entry will be published here in due course.

City, University of London

Investing in Academic Excellence

City, University of London's recent REF 2014 results show a marked increase in the quality of our research output, with over 75% of our submissions rated as being world-leading or internationally excellent. Our Schools aim to build on the success of City's 2014 REF and may offer studentships to a limited number of outstanding research students. To find out if you might be eligible, or if funding is available, please contact the School, Department or Research Centre in which you hope to study in order to discuss your research proposal and establish whether you can be supported.

For 2016/17 entry, we are pleased to be able to offer up to 6 studentships in our School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering.

School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering

Six Doctoral Studentships

Closing date:  26th May 2016

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering at City, University of London is offering 6 full-time, three-year doctoral studentships, in the fields of Engineering and Computer Science, for 2016/17 entry.  Applications are invited from exceptional UK, EU and international graduates wishing to pursue cutting-edge research in any of the School's key research areas.

The School is investing in academic excellence following its success in the recent REF 2014 which highlighted the world class quality of its research.

What is Offered
A doctoral studentship will provide:

  • An annual bursary (£16,000 in 2015/16)
  • A full tuition fee waiver for UK and EU students. Applications are welcome from overseas applicants but the applicant must make appropriate arrangements to cover the the difference between the overseas and UK tuition fee

The studentships will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and the potential to produce cutting edge-research.

  • Applicants must hold at least a 2.1 honours degree or merit level Masters degree in a relevant subject (or international equivalent)
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must have achieved at least 6.5 in IELTS or a recognised equivalent
  • Applicants must not be currently registered as a doctoral student at City, University of London or any other academic institution

How to Apply
Applications must consist of:

  • a research degree application form
  • 3 page research proposal
  • proof of academic qualifications
  • proof of English language proficiency (if you do not speak English as your first language) and
  • two confidential references (one of which must be an academic reference).

The above documents should be compiled into a single document and submitted to by the 26th May 2016.

Applications are welcome from individuals wishing to pursue research in any of the areas listed below.  You are encouraged to discuss your application in advance with a potential supervisor in the School. Please follow the links to find out more:

Further Information:

Digital Publishing Technologies and the Reader

Closing date: 11th June 2016

This studentship is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships Programme. Your institution fees will be paid for 36 months and you will receive a tax-free stipend towards living costs. The annual stipend is likely to be around £16,500 (including London Weighting and a contribution towards working across two institutions). The British Library will also provide financial support for research-related costs of up to £1,000 a year.

During the studentship, you will have staff-level access to the British Library’s collections, expertise and facilities, the opportunity to take up a wide range of training and skills development opportunities, and to undertake paid teaching work. Where appropriate, there is the potential for the studentship to be extended by up to 6 months to allow you to take up longer-term skills development opportunities that you agree with the supervisory team.

Read more about this studentship and how to apply.

School of Health Sciences

Three Doctoral Studentships

Closing date:  27 May 2016

The School of Health Sciences at City, University of London is offering 3 PhD studentships in a variety of projects across the School. The School is one of the most diverse and successful Schools of Health in the country. In the 2014 REF, 82% of the research activity from the School was rated as either 'World Leading' (4*) or 'Internationally Excellent' (3*).   It was ranked as 9th out of 94 in the Unit of Assessment in which its research was evaluated and was rated the best in Nursing and Allied Health Professions in London.

The School offers PhD candidates an outstanding research environment: in REF 2014, 100% of our research environment was judged as world leading or internationally excellent and 100% of research impact was judged as world leading or internationally excellent.

In the recent Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, 96% of PhD students responding rated the expertise and responsiveness of their supervisors as excellent. Successful applicants would join a critical mass of 102 current PhD students in the School, providing a supportive environment of peers.

To apply for studentship funding, please:
  • Apply for a place on the PhD programme on the application form
  • Include a research proposal (based on one of the topics described in each proposal summary)
  • Write a short cover letter with your application requesting that your application be considered for studentship funding
  • Submit your completed application form and supporting documents by email (by 27 May 2016) to the doctoral degrees support officer, Tracy Rowson (

Find out more information on the studentships, including the topics available within the School.

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City, University of London is an independent member institution of the University of London. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University of London consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities.