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

No funding opportunities at present.

Art and Design

No funding opportunities at present.


No funding opportunities at present.

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.

CEPMLP PhD Scholarships

Civil Engineering

No funding opportunities at present.


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.

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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.

Read more about DJCAD PhD opportunities

Economic Studies

No funding opportunities at present.

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


No funding opportunities at present.


No funding opportunities at present.


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

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AHRC Doctoral Programme Scotland

Read about Law PhD opportunities

Life Sciences Research

Read about the Life Sciences Research PhD opportunities


Read about the Mathematics PhD opportunities


Read about the Medicine PhD opportunities

Mechanical Engineering

No funding opportunities at present.

Nursing & Health Sciences

Read about the Nursing and Health Sciences PhD opportunities


No funding opportunities at present.


No funding opportunities at present.

Science & Engineering

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

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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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