EPSRC funded scholarships


Each project is allocated to a supervisor. Check the individual project pages to find out who will be supervising the research.

Project description

The School of Physics and Astronomy will offer up to 7 fully-funded PhD studentships to the very best UK and EU candidates on projects that fall within EPSRC areas. These prestigious awards are made by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Browse through our project opportunities to find PhD projects suited to your research interests.

Our School of Physics and Astronomy carries out internationally recognised research across five main research groups addressing a wide range of topics. We have an established reputation for delivering high quality research with over 90% of our research activity rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from candidates with, or expecting, a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1) in a relevant discipline, a Master's degree in a relevant discipline, or both.

How to apply

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.

Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website. Please state clearly in the research information section of your application, the name of the PhD you wish to apply for as well as the name of your proposed supervisor. In the ‘residency and funding’ section, please state ‘EPSRC funded scholarships’ as your sponsor.

We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates.  All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit. 

If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office
e: physics.pg.admissions@leeds.ac.uk