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.
Fatigue assessment of riveted railway bridges
Funding information:The studentship is partially funded by Network Rail. The funding covers academic fees for UK/EU students. You will also receive a stipend of £15,500 per annum to cover your living expenses. Additional funding is available to present your work in a conference and for project related costs. Opportunities for tutorial support in the department are available and will enhance your teaching experience as well as provide further income (approximately £1200 - £1500 per annum).
Funding information:Each PhD studentship will cover fees (at home fees rate) and living costs (at normal EPSRC stipend). Although applications from overseas students will be considered, such students will have to pay their own the difference between overseas fees and home fees (as the studentship covers home fees only).
High temperature materials research for antenna applications
Funding information:Stipend of £19,900 per year – all fees met by the University.
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.