Doctoral Training Programmes
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Our centres and partnerships

Browse our doctoral training centres and partnerships to find out about opportunities for PhD study and related funding from research councils.

Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance >

Understand the global emergence, spread and persistence of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria

Places: 10 per year

Arts and Humanities – Midlands4Cities >

Combines research expertise to develop the next generation of arts and humanities researchers

Places: up to 109

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences >

Doctoral research training in agriculture and food security; biosciences for health; and biotechnology

Places: 50

Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy >

Produces research leaders able to tackle the efficient generation of electricity using fossil energy

Places: to be confirmed


Composites Manufacture >

Providing manufacturing research engineers with the skills to impact composites manufacturing technology

Places: to be confirmed

Drug Discovery and Team Science >

Equips research scientists with innovative concepts and technologies to explore drug discovery challenges 

Places: 4 per year

Envision – Natural Environment >

Combines UK researchers with industry partners to take on the challenges of a changing world

Places: to be confirmed

Fuel Cells and
Their Fuels >

Equips graduates to work in the energy sector with in-depth training into hydrogen technologies

Places: to be confirmed


Geospatial Systems >

Provides specialist PhD training to develop world-leading geospatial scientists

Places: 10

Horizon - Creating Our Lives in Data >

Train for the digital economy, addressing the challenge of digital identity and personal data

Places: 14+ per year

Advanced Inter-disciplinary Models >

Studentships in complex disease, with the universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester

Places: 4

Innovative Metal Processing >

Training future technical leaders in metal processing with the required skills needed to lead innovation

Places: 14


Modelling and Analytics for a Sustainable Society >

Tackle the global issues of food shortages, water scarcity and insufficient clean energy

Places: 3

Molecular Imaging and Analysis >

Developing analytical and materials characterisation skills, with particular focus on nanoscale materials

Places: 4

Non-Destructive Evaluation >

Lead and develop non-destructive evaluation methods in diverse industries

Places: to be confirmed

and Healthcare Research >

Provide PhD training for clinicians and non-clinicians in rehabilitation and healthcare

Places: variable


Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems >

Develop a broad economic, societal and contextual awareness, as well as strong technical skills

Places: to be confirmed

Social Sciences – Midlands Graduate School >

Multidisciplinary environment in which social science research can flourish

Places: up to 65

Chemistry >

First-class cross-disciplinary research training, enabling students to flourish in a chemistry related field

Places: 12 per year

Hydrogen >

Delivers 'industry ready' doctorates who have a comprehensive skill set and experiences

Places: 67 over five years


Transformative Pharmaceutical Technologies >

With drug discovery and design technologies, transform molecules in medicines to treat patients

Places: 15 per year


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