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.
Verification of security and privacy in modern communication protocols
Funding information:A stipend of £16,000 per annum, tax-free, subject to nationality and residence status. Fees are covered for UK/EU students. Additional fees for international applicants are not covered, but top up funding may be obtained by applying to Surrey University for the Overseas Research Student Awards Scheme studentships (ORS).
Mathematics, fields, strings and geometry
Funding information:Competitive departmental funding.
HTC process water treatment for the design and improvement of a renewable fuel production process
Funding information:Home/EU The successful candidate will receive a generous Stipend up to £25,000* per annum. This project is part funded by Antaco. Antaco has pioneered an innovative, organic waste management solution that is able to convert organic waste efficiently into a carbon neutral solid biofuel. Inventive and forward-thinking, we pride ourselves on doing things differently, and achieving notable results. Antaco is amongst the highest achieving Cleantech companies in the UK, having been voted top UK and EU Cleantech start-up by Climate-KIC and the European Institute of Technology and Innovation.
Quantum biology studentships
The Leverhulme Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre (QBDTC) invites applications from excellent candidates for seven 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.