Fully Funded EPSRC PhD Scholarship at Swansea University
The College of Science hosts a world-leading research programmed in chemistry. Chemistry plays an important role in a huge range of applications and research fields offering many opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Available research opportunities include both application-driven projects, aiming to tackle grand global challenges such as energy, health and the environment and projects pursuing fundamental scientific questions.
Examples of projects linked with material science and chemical engineering include membranes for CO2 capture, liquid purification, producing 2D-materials, and developing energy materials for batteries. Examples linked with biosciences and medical research include nature-inspired generation of fuel from waste, non-invasive diagnosis, new treatment methods for cancer, development of new drugs, bio-sensors, microfluidic devices and micro-needles. Projects linked with physics, materials and computer science include the development of solar-cell devices, micro-electronics, multi-scale modelling of materials and studying molecule-surface interactions using novel spectroscopy and controlled collision methods.
Modern laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment will be available to support the research and offer unique training opportunities with advanced research techniques.
Excellent candidates with a background in chemistry or one of the fields mentioned above are strongly encouraged to contact us (details below), learn more about all the different projects available and find a suitable research project/group.
Candidates must have a first or upper second class honors undergraduate degree (or equivalent) or a Master’s degree with Merit, in a relevant discipline.
For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.0 (with 5.5 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.
Studentships funded by EPSRC are subject to UK/EU residency eligibility.
The TOEFL® test is a popular option for students to meet the English-language requirements for scholarships.
To apply for most scholarships, you have to speak English. To test your English language proficiency
This is a three-year fully funded scholarship, which covers UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual stipend of £15,245.
Please visit our website for more information.