Carlos - postgraduate student at Anglia Ruskin University

The Vice Chancellor's PhD Studentships

With Anglia Ruskin you can pursue your passion, and join a community of researchers committed to making a profound difference to the world around us.

Thank you for your interest in the Vice Chancellor's PhD Studentships.

Applications are now closed. We will contact shortlisted applicants in early April.

Interviews will be held between 23 April and 3 May. The actual interview dates can be found under each project description, below.

Successful applicants will benefit from a fee waiver and a stipend/bursary of £15,009 per annum (setat UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) level). As, PhDs run for three years, your stipend will be uplifted in line with UKRI recommendations for each year of study.

ARU's research priority areas

Select a research area to view studentship opportunities.

Social inclusion and marginalised communities (three projects)


Sustainability and environment

Crime and policing

Built environment and future cities

Creative practice and creative industries


Music therapy (two projects)

Medical devices and technology

Entrepreneurship and applied innovation

Sustainable health systems

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.

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

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