Engineering and Technology - PhD Studentships - Studentship & Funding opportunities - University of Derby

Engineering & Technology - PhD Studentships

We currently have the following Research Studentships available:

Fifteen fully funded PhD studentships are available as part of the University’s wider investment for the next Research Assessment Framework (REF). Building upon its successes in REF 2014, the College of Engineering and Technology aims to deliver a 3* performance equivalent to internationally excellent level in the next round of REF assessment (expected in 2020). The studentships cover tuition fees to the UK home/EU level and provide a tax-free stipend of at least £14,553 pa for 3 years subject to satisfactory progress.

Please note: the closing date for the following studentships has been extended to 14 August 2017.  If you have not heard from us by 8 September, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


PhD Studentship in “Relationship between student experience and employability”

PhD Studentship in “Intelligent, Resilient and Secure Sensing for Extreme Environments”

PhD Studentship in “Wavelet Based Deep Learning Iris Recognition for Biometrics”

PhD Studentship in “3D Visualization Modelling for Visualization Analytics Platform for Big Earth Data”

PhD Studentship in “Trust and privacy in internet of things”

PhD Studentship in "Artificial Intelligent Dynamic Workflow Analysis for Visualization Analytics Platform for Big Earth Data"

PhD Studentship in "Detecting unknown images of interest using Deep Learning"

PhD Studentship in "Methods and Algorithms for Network-Type Optimization Problem"

PhD Studentship in "Thermo-mechanical Reliability Studies of Lead Free Solder Interconnects"

PhD Studentship in "Fault Detection and Diagnosis for Complex Systems"

PhD Studentship in "Applications of auralization in live sound reinforcement"

PhD Studentship in "Investigation for optimal joining method of Composite parts by embedding 3D through-thickness reinforcement"

PhD Studentship in "Sustainable Energy and Human Thermal Comfort"

PhD Studentship in "Optimal design of lightweight steel members in building construction applications"

PhD Studentship in "Infrastructure slope stabilisation"