Available PhD studentships

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PhD studentships at the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research is pleased to offer studentships for prospective PhD students for the academic year 2019/20.

Location: University of Edinburgh

Hours: Full Time

Funding Amount: Stipend + UK/EU fees (additional fees for International students)

The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research is a virtual centre comprising a network of Universities across the UK, led by the University of Edinburgh. Our vision, aligned with that of Asthma UK, is a world where asthma attacks do not happen. Our research focuses on developing, testing and implementing interventions which have the potential to achieve substantial, sustained reductions in asthma morbidity and mortality.

Our Postgraduate Training Programme aims to enrol the most exceptional candidates and nurture them to become the next generation of leaders in world-class applied asthma research. Our PhD opportunities offer excellent training, networking and future career opportunities.

A key feature of these studentships is the opportunity to be part of a UK-wide Centre offering unsurpassed networking opportunities with leading UK applied asthma researchers. Students will be based in a ‘home’ University, but will have at least one supervisor from an Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research partner institution.

The awards are available for three years’ full-time study, providing tuition fees (Home/EU rate), stipend (or clinical salary for clinicians) and a small amount of consumables.

Please note that while overseas fee-paying students may apply, the fee waived would be at the home/EU rate and successful applicants will need to pay the difference in the tuition fee if assessed as overseas. 

We are looking for high-quality prospective doctoral students for projects based at our network Universities. We recommend you discuss your proposal with potential supervisors before submitting.

PhD Studentships

Please follow the links for each project for details of each programme.

    University of Edinburgh - closing date 27 September

    University of Edinburgh - closing date 4 October

    Entry requirements

    See individual adverts for detailed requirement.

    Candidates should normally have a minimum classification of 2.1 in their Bachelor Degree or equivalent and preferably a Masters degree. Applicants whose secondary level education has not been conducted in English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency normally defined as IELTS: 6.5 (overall score with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements).

    Applications will need to satisfy the ‘home’ University entry requirements which may differ slightly from these standards.  

    Application procedure

    Please provide a CV, a personal statement detailing your research interests and reasons for applying, list of projects in order of preference to be considered for shortlisting, degree certificate(s), marks for your degree(s) and the names of two academic references (we will only contact references for successful applicants).

    All documents should be in electronic format and sent via e-mail to: Lauren Blake (l.v.blake@swansea.ac.uk)


    For queries relating to individual projects, please contact the named supervisor on each advert.

    For general queries, please contact Susan Morrow (susan.morrow@ed.ac.uk)

    Applications should be sent to Lauren Blake (l.v.blake@swansea.ac.uk)

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