Research studentships and scholarships

The University of Greenwich supports postgraduate research opportunities with a range of scholarships and studentships.

Postgraduate research studentships

We currently invite applications for the following research studentships:

MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Understanding metabolic responses during long-term storage; the impact of the oxygen gradient on apple metabolism

, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Natural Resources Institute


Ref: VCS-ES-05a-16

Closing date: July 26, 2016

MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Bioinformatician: Characterisation of virus populations of food security crops using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Natural Resources Institute


Ref: VCS-ES-05b-16

Closing date: July 26, 2016

MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Transdermal drug delivery – human skin ex-vivo assessment

, Faculty of Engineering and Science


Ref: VCS-ES-08-16

Closing date: July 29, 2016

MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Effects of climate change on aquatic organisms at a fundamental cellular level

, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences


Ref: VCS-ES-07-16

Closing date: July 29, 2016

MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Structured systems – black art or science?

, Faculty of Engineering and Science


Ref: VCS-ES-09-16

Closing date: July 29, 2016

MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Proteolytic networks controlling cell and tissue development

, Faculty of Engineering and Science


Ref: VCS-ES-06-16

Closing date: July 29, 2016

MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Characterising the structural dynamics of the Bacillus anthracis protective antigen pore for biomedical applications

, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Life Sports Sciences


Ref: DTA-ES-02-16

Closing date: July 29, 2016

MPhil/PhD Scholarship: The parish church, memorialization and community, c. 1700 to the present day

, Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities


Ref: VCS-ACH-06-16

Closing date: August 5, 2016

MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Design of supported nanocluster catalysts for sustainable energy applications

, Faculty of Engineering and Science


Ref: PGRO-ES-01-16

Closing date: August 5, 2016

MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Patients’ motives and explanations for non-attendance of retinal screening programmes: A mixed-method study.

, Faculty of Education and Health


Ref: VCS-EH-16-02

Closing date: August 10, 2016

MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Architectural Design (AVATAR) – Theories of Posthuman Architecture

, Faculty of Architecture Computing and Humanities


Ref: VCS-ACH-08-16

Closing date: August 11, 2016

MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Nursing Apprenticeships: A case study of nursing apprentices’ and workforce stakeholders’ motivations, aspirations, expectations and experiences.

, Faculty of Education and Health


Ref: VCS-EH-16-01

Closing date: August 17, 2016

MPhil/PhD Incentive Scheme: Corporate motivations and employee attributions of employer sponsored volunteer programs

, Faculty of Business


Ref: BUS-PRIS-02-16

Closing date: August 22, 2016

MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Centre of Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education (CAROLE)

, Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities


Ref: PGRO-ACH-01-16

Closing date: September 2, 2016

Applying for a postgraduate research studentship

If you're interested in applying for a studentship, start by getting in touch to find out more about the research programme, and to discuss your suitability.

To apply for a studentship, you must:

  • have a first-class or upper second-class Bachelor's degree with honours, or a Master's degree (UK or UK equivalent) in a relevant discipline
  • have previous research experience, for example for an undergraduate or Master's degree dissertation
  • understand the difference between a taught degree and a research degree, in terms of approach, personal discipline and motivation

If your first language is not English, you will also need a language proficiency score of at least IELTS 6.5 or an equivalent UK VISA and Immigration secure English Language Test.

What to study as a postgraduate?

Research programmes

See the wide range of research programmes available at Greenwich.

Apply for a research degree

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