PhD research degrees offer you an opportunity to spend an extended period working on an advanced topic. Details on the topics are available from each academic  link below. 

Accounting and Finance

ESRC Studentship Scotland

Art and Design

EPSRC funded PhD Opportunities


EPSRC funded PhD Studentships

Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy

Doctoral research is part of the Centre's overall research and training activities, featured with multidisciplinary perspectives. Most of the PhD research at the CEPMLP involves different aspects of the natural resources industry from economic, legal-regulatory, and political prospects. Reflecting the major concerns of our times, there is also growing research interest in the law and governance of renewable energy and climate change related issues.

Read more about CEPMLP PhD opportunities

Civil Engineering

EPSRC funded PhD Studentships


Computing academia is highly rated for its research and you will have the chance to work alongside leading researchers in their areas of interest which include artificial Intelligence, human-computer interaction, mathematical applications, programming languages, computer vision and space technology.

EPSRC funded PhD Studentships

Read more about Computing PhD opportunities.


Read about Dentistry PhD opportunities.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD)

DJCAD welcome applications from excellent candidates who are keen to join a vibrant research community.

EPSRC funded PhD Studentships

Read more about DJCAD PhD opportunities.

Economic Studies

ESRC Studentship Scotland


ESRC Studentship Scotland

Read about Environment PhD opportunities.

Education and Social Work

Students come from all over the world and there is a strong community that students can draw on academically and non-academically.

Read more about Education and Social Work PhD opportunities


ESRC Studentship Scotland


ESRC Studentship Scotland


Studying for a research degree in Humanities offers the exciting prospect of working at the frontiers of knowledge under the supervision of an expert and in the company of equally enthusiastic and dedicated fellow researchers.

AHRC Doctoral Programme Scotland

ESRC Studentship Scotland

Read more about Humanities PhD opportunities.


AHRC Doctoral Programme Scotland

ESRC Studentship Scotland

Read about Law PhD opportunities.

Life Sciences Research

EPSRC funded PhD Studentships

Read about the Life Sciences Research PhD opportunities.


EPSRC funded PhD Studentships

Read about the Mathematics PhD opportunities


Read about the Medicine PhD opportunities.

Mechanical Engineering

EPSRC funded PhD Studentships

Nursing & Health Sciences

Read about the Nursing and Health Sciences PhD opportunities.


EPSRC funded PhD Studentships


ESRC Studentship Scotland

Science & Engineering

More than 80 research students, representing many different nationalities, tapping into a global research environment and culture.

EPSRC Funded PhD opportunities

Read more about Science & Engineering PhD opportunities.

Scottish Graduate School of Social Science

We welcome applications for fully-funded PhDs to 8 disciplinary pathways, as part of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (a Doctoral Training Partnership funded by ESRC).

The 8 disciplines at Dundee are:

  • Human Geography
  • Environment and Urban Planning
  • Psychology; Linguistics
  • Health, Families, Relationships and Demographic Change
  • Economic and Social History
  • Education
  • Socio-Legal Studies and Criminology.

There is an Open Competition, plus four focused competitions – Advanced Quantitative Methods; ESRC Datasets; Interdisciplinary with another Research Council; and Skills Development Scotland. And the Collaborative competition, where the PhD is a partnership with an external organisation.

Details and deadlines on the SGSSS website. Eligibility rules apply, details on SGSS.

University of Dundee main contact is Dr. Ed Hall Our internal deadline is 3rd February.



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