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The Vice Chancellor's PhD Studentships

Join a community where you can make a real-life impact. Choose to study on a research programme with us and from day one, you'll benefit from dedicated workspaces, high-quality facilities, and support from our experienced, research-active supervisors.

Our Vice Chancellor’s PhD Studentships include a fee waiver and stipend for three years, set at the level recommended by UK Research and Innovation.

Applications are now closed for 2020.

PhD research opportunities

Select a research area to view studentship opportunities.


+ Social inclusion and marginalised communities (three projects)


+ Sustainability and environment (two projects)


+ Built environment and future cities


+ Vision


+ Music therapy (two projects)


+ Medical devices and technology


+ Sustainable health systems (two projects)


Entry requirements

Our full-time Vice Chancellor's PhD Studentships are open to all UK/EU fee status applicants.

To apply, you’ll need:

Equivalent awards will be considered.

Your qualifications should be relevant for your chosen studentship.

You should be ready to submit your thesis within 3.5 years of starting your studentship. Please note that the University asserts the right to claim any intellectual property generated by research it funds.

How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2020.

We will review all applications after the submission deadline of 9 February 2020, and contact shortlisted applicants in mid-February. Interviews will be held in March 2020.

If you have any queries about the application process or the terms and conditions of our Vice Chancellor's PhD Studentships, please contact Becky Kraszewski on 01245 684920 or email vcphdstu@anglia.ac.uk.

Funding notes

Successful applicants for this project will receive a Vice Chancellor’s PhD Studentship which covers UK/EU tuition fees and provides a UKRI equivalent minimum annual stipend for three years.

The award is subject to successful candidates meeting the studentship terms and conditions. Please note that the University asserts the right to claim any intellectual property generated by research it funds.

Download full terms and conditions