Our research takes place predominantly within large, cohesive groups.
These groups use state-of-the-art facilities and provide postgraduate students with unique opportunities to pursue a variety of topics.
Many of these topics have a multidisciplinary flavour and are underpinned by strong industrial links which have resulted in successful spin-out companies.
Find a course
We offer a number of specific project grants in the form of studentships. We also advertise on Jobs in Research, Science, Academic and related Professions and Find A PhD.
These studentships are normally only open to UK and EU residents, and eligibility is explained in the advertisement.
In-situ gelation of natural polymeric actives for transdermal delivery
Funding information:Successful applicant will receive a full studentship including tuition fees and living stipend. The tuition fees (of £5000 per year) will be paid by Unilever directly to the University of Surrey. The student will receive a full living stipend over the 3-year duration of the project, according to the standard set by UK research councils.
High temperature materials research for antenna applications
Funding information:Stipend of £19,900 per year – all fees met by the University.
Development of diamond based solid state ionisation dosimeters for medical applications
Funding information:The studentship is fully funded (University fees and student stipend). Stipend: £15,000 a year.
Quantum biology studentships
The Leverhulme Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre (QB-DTC) invites applications from excellent candidates for fully funded PhD studentships, covering fees and maintenance, for October 2019 entry.
Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)
We host a prestigious EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training, the Centre for Doctoral Training in Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies (MiNMaT) which offers an EngD programme.
From time-to-time a number of funded studentships are available from the Centre. Some of our funds are available specifically to enhance interdisciplinary activity that span the Faculty's portfolio.
SCENARIO is a postgraduate centre in the Science of the Environment: Natural and Anthropogenic pRocesses, Impacts and Opportunities. The centre will play a major role in advancing the quantitative science of the environment, in understanding the interaction between people and environmental change, and in the exploitation of environmental science and engineering by industry and policy makers.
Join our research community
As a SCENARIO PhD student based at the University of Surrey you'll have the opportunity to participate in our leading research. For available PhD studentships take a look at the SCENARIO NERC Doctoral Training Partnership website which is part of the University of Reading.