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University of East London: 2018 Research Excellence PhD Studentships

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The University of East London (UEL) invites applications from highly qualified and motivated students, for nine Research Excellence PhD Studentships starting in September 2018. The Research Excellence PhD Studentships are the premier postgraduate merit studentship at UEL and provides full tuition fees, a generous stipend and access to a research training grant.

UEL is an innovative academic community, delivering high-quality applied research that is impact-led, intellectually stimulating, socially relevant, and for public good. In the recent REF2014, UEL was ranked in the top 10 of modern UK universities, with almost 20% of its research classified as world-leading and 94% deemed at least at an internationally-recognised level.

UEL’s research efforts are shaped by its location, East London, one of the most diverse regions in the UK undergoing rapid urban transformation that presents both challenges and opportunities for thinking and acting on the city’s future. In addition, London is at the heart of a rich global landscape and UEL is entwined into this landscape through its research engagement with areas of central and local government, science, technology, education, health, and arts.

The Research Excellence PhD Studentships are central to the University’s interdisciplinary strategic research interests. We encourage applications in the following areas:

  • Social health and well-being;
  • People, sustainability, and place;
  • Data, technologies, and culture;
  • Sports;
  • Tourism and heritage.

The Research Excellence PhD Studentships will be available across all academic Colleges at UEL. While we encourage applications in the research areas described above, we will welcome applications in any area of research strength at UEL (please visit respective academic Colleges websites to identify other research areas that may be of interest).

At UEL, PhD researchers will be supported by a community of supervisors committed to their timely progress and development as professional researchers with publishable outputs.


The studentship is for a period of three years with a maintenance allowance of £16,700 (subject to confirmation), plus a training bursary of £2,000. The candidate will be expected to register at the start of the autumn term 2018.

Additional information

Prior to making your application, you are encouraged to identify a UEL school within our three Colleges, and a supervisor which matches your area of interest. Details of school staff in our Colleges and their research and supervisory interests can be found by browsing the College’s pages on the university’s website. Click here for details. 

Informal enquiries about the studentships should be addressed in the first instance to the Graduate School at UEL. To further discuss your application please contact the PGR Admissions Officer in the Graduate School at pgrenquiries@uel.ac.uk

The closing date for expression of interests is 02 March 2018.

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