Our self-funded PhDs give you the chance to work with our academics in an area we have identified as a priority for research. You will be able to select from a range of pre-defined research topics.

The table below outlines our currently available self-funded projects, how to apply and deadlines for applications. Be sure to read our Fees and Funding page to understand the financial considerations if you choose to apply for one of the projects below. 

 

College of Business and Social Sciences  

Projects will be published here as and when available. Revisit this page for updates. 

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences  

Research project titleSupervisor Full detailsDeadlineSubmit your application
Creating novel testing technologies for patient specific fracture fixation devicesDr Laura LeslieView advertUntil position is filledApply here

 College of Health and Life Sciences 

Research project titleSupervisor Full detailsDeadlineSubmit your application
3D printing of ocular films for treatment of ocular diseases of the anterior segment Dr Affiong IyireView advertUntil position is filledApply here
Building knowledge of minority communities’ lived experience of gambling and gambling related harmsProf Richard TunneyView advertUntil position is filledApply here
The effect of immunosuppressant mycophenolic acid on gene expression, DNA damage and genomic stabilityDr Theo KantidakisView advertUntil position is filledApply here
Do mechanical cues regulate the decision to make or break scar tissue?Dr Emma ShepardView advertUntil position is filledApply here
Representing neurodiversity in children’s literature: impacts on attitudes and wellbeing in primary school classroomsDr Laura ShapiroView advertUntil position is filledApply here
Orally dissolving films as a drug delivery system: improving the practicality, feasibility and manufacturabilityDr Dan KirbyView advertUntil position is filledApply here
Cell membrane engineering for biotechnologyDr Alan GoddardView advertUntil position is filledApply here
Developing psychobiological approaches to predict the acceptance and rejection of cultivated meatDr Jason ThomasView advertUntil position is filledApply here
Using psychology to inform sustainable diets: acceptability of cultivated meats by parents and young childrenDr Jason Thomas

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Bioerodible inserts as a platform for controlled ocular drug deliveryDr Affiong IyireView advertUntil position is filledApply here
The role of shadows in 3D vision: a computational approachDr Andrew SchofieldView advertUntil position is filledApply here
Antimicrobial resistance and gene regulation in Enteroaggregative Escherichia coliDr Douglas BrowningView advertUntil position is filledApply here
Computational Investigation of Inhibitors for β –LactamasesDr Dan RathboneView advertUntil position is filledApply here
Design, construction and testing of recombinant protein production systems for industrial biotechnology applicationsDr Douglas BrowningView advertUntil position is filledApply here
Experimental and computational investigation of the stabilisation of drug molecules in their amorphous state by mesoporous polymersDr Dan RathboneView advertUntil position is filledApply here
Linking ADHD traits to neural measures of response inhibition and testing reliabilityDr Johanna ZumerView advertUntil position is filledApply here
Novel functions of the hydroxylase and arginine demethylase JMJD6Dr Theo KantidakisView advertUntil position is filledApply here
Surfaces for the elimination of Clostridiodes difficile sporesDr Dan RathboneView advertUntil position is filledApply here
Synthesis and Screening of Inhibitors for β–LactamasesDr Dan RathboneView advertUntil position is filledApply here
What do we need to teach undergraduate MPharm students in dermatology and how does the current provision fulfil this need?Professor Ian MaidmentView advertUntil position is filledApply here