**We are now welcoming applications for EPSRC funded PhD projects. Deadline for receipt of applications is set as the 25th March 2016**

The University of Dundee has a range of exciting interdisciplinary research projects available for motivated and well qualified PhD studentships. These are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and cover a huge range of the innovative research that is carried out in Dundee: projects can be found in traditional physical, mathematical, computer and engineering science, but also in areas such as art and design, forensic science, biological science and medical science. The interdisciplinary aspect of much of work means that students work on highly challenging problems and have significant opportunity to develop new and valuable skills.

The studentships cover fees and stipends for 3.5 years of study. Note the eligibility rules below.

Successful applicants will benefit from working in an international, world-class, supportive and vibrant research environment.  All students will have access to our postgraduate training programme.

Full details of the individual projects on offer can be found here.


  • Applicants must be UK Nationals (or otherwise meet the EPSRC residence requirements, please see EPSRC website). 
  • Must hold, or expect a 2:1 or equivalent degree in a relevant subject.

Applications from non-UK nationals are also welcome, but only if applicants have independent funding to cover fees and stipend.

Applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected.

Application Procedure

Your application must include the following documents (ideally sent as a single file):

  • A CV and cover letter stating:
    • The project(s) you are interested in (3 maximum) in order of preference
    • Why your background makes you suitable for the role
    • Why the particular projects are of interest to you.
    • A short summary of your final year or MSc project
    • The names and contact details of two referees

These should be sent to Mrs Shirley Fox (s.a.j.fox@dundee.ac.uk) by the 25th March.

Applications will be reviewed and the strongest candidates will be asked for interview shortly after this date. Applicants should note that funding is available for a number of projects, but that this will not cover an appointment to all projects.

For potential applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria, but who have independent funding to carry out a project, the cover letter and CV should be sent to Dr David McGloin (d.mcgloin@dundee.ac.uk).

For information on specific projects, the potential supervisors should be contacted. For general inquiries about the studentships, please contact Dr David McGloin (d.mcgloin@dundee.ac.uk)

Full project list can be found here.