More than 100 fully funded PhD studentships are available across the arts and humanities, social sciences, business, and sciences.

Join an inspiring research community – over 100 University of Exeter PhD studentships available

Research is at the heart of the University of Exeter, and in order to develop the next generation of researchers, more than 100 fully funded PhD studentships are available this winter across the arts and humanities, social sciences, business, and sciences.

These normally cover all fees and a maintenance grant for three years.

Exeter’s research income has doubled since 2007/08 to an impressive £50 million in 2011/12, while the University’s global reputation is on the same trajectory: the University features in the top 10 in UK league tables and recent accolades include inclusion in the esteemed Russell Group and winning the Sunday Times University of the Year 2013.

The University is now looking to the Research Excellence Framework to build on the success of the last Research Assessment Exercise, where world-leading (4*) research was undertaken across all subjects and nearly 90 per cent of research was rated as internationally recognised or higher.

PhD students at Exeter have the opportunity to research in an interdisciplinary environment with leading experts whose research impacts on the wider world. PhD support is provided through the Researcher Development Programme and Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Programme.

Professor Stephen Rippon, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Research at the University of Exeter said: “We undertake world-leading research and take pride in providing an exceptional experience for our PhD researchers. This in turn is reflected back through the commitment, enthusiasm and integrity of our students.”

“During the last Research Assessment Exercise, we rose up the rankings more than any other University and against the current economic tide, our research income and reputation continues to grow. Our partnerships with Universities such as Bristol, Bath, and Edinburgh as part of AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC and ESRC funded Doctoral Training Centres, place us at the forefront of world-class research in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences.”

“All this means that we can offer talented PhD researchers funding for their studies in conjunction with a dynamic and exciting research environment, where research students make a real impact in extending our knowledge and developing new ideas.”

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Date: 10 December 2012