PhD and postgraduate research opportunities in the College of Arts, Environment and Technology
Join a thriving and expanding postgraduate research community.
What are my study options?
Our offered studentships are in specific subject areas required by industry, and occasionally the project itself will already be defined. Your tuition fees and living expenses are usually covered for three years and applications need to be submitted by a set deadline.
If you already know what you want to study (and it fits within one of our areas of expertise), then you have the choice to self-fund your studies, providing more flexibility in what it is you research. Some of our current students are sponsored by their employers, so this can be another option.
Our research expertise
We welcome applications for full and part-time PhD study in topics that reflect and enhance the research interests of the University.
Air Quality Management Resource Centre
Find out about expertise and teaching at the Air Quality Management Resource Centre, which undertakes a continuous and extensive programme of research around air quality and carbon management.
For further information about AQMRC research opportunities, please email AQMRC (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bristol Centre for Linguistics
The current research within the Bristol Centre for Linguistics (BCL) comprises four main strands and our researchers explore a variety of disciplines of language research – from psycholinguistics to sociolinguistics, looking at the language of the past, to the here and now, investigating writing, speech and the nonverbal.
For further information about BCL postgraduate research opportunities, please contact Minna.Kirjavainen-Morgan@uwe.ac.uk.
Bristol Photography Research Group
Find out more about postgraduate opportunities at Bristol Photography Research Group, a multidisciplinary network that is dedicated to exploring a broad understanding of photographic practices and the complex role photography plays in contemporary society.
Bristol Robotics Laboratory
Find out more about postgraduate opportunities at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, the most comprehensive academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK. BRL is a collaborative partnership between UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol.
For further information about research opportunities, please email BRL (email@example.com).
Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research
View all our postgraduate opportunities in the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research across a range of built environment themes.
Centre for Machine Vision
Find out more about the Centre for Machine Vision. Part of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), we solve real-world practical computer vision problems. Our particular excellence lies in 3D reconstruction and surface inspection.
Centre For Print Research
Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments
View all our postgraduate opportunities in the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments. Join projects which are focused on creating places that are environmentally sustainable, socially just and economically competitive.
Centre for Transport and Society
View all our postgraduate opportunities in the Centre for Transport and Society across our seven strategic theme areas, from promoting low carbon travel to supporting sustainable mobility strategies.
Centre for Water, Communities and Resilience
View all our postgraduate opportunities in the Centre for Water, Communities and Resilience. Join established inter-disciplinary teams working on different national and international water security initiatives at UWE Bristol.
Computer Science Research Centre
Find out more about the Computer Science Research Centre and our research activities that cover many of the facets of 21st century computer science, from artificial intelligence to graphene sensors for Internet of Things applications.
Creative Technologies Laboratory
Find out more about the Creative Technologies Laboratory, an interdisciplinary research group that spans and intersects computer science and the creative arts, aiming to create and evaluate seamless interfaces between people and technology.
Critical Race and Culture Research Network
The Critical Race and Culture Research Network brings together scholars, students, alumni and independent researchers who are engaged in exploring questions relating to race and culture within their discipline areas.
Digital Cultures Research Centre
Find out about expertise and teaching at the Digital Cultures Research Centre, an open and collaborative network of critical thinkers and doers based at UWE Bristol who interrogate, articulate and create practical approaches to responsible technological futures.
For further information about DCRC postgraduate research opportunities, please email DCRC (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Document and Location Research Group
The Document and Location Research Group investigates how our understanding of place is directly formed through how locations are recorded and subsequently narrated by different disciplines, and how the identity of place is created through its representation.
Engineering Modelling and Simulation Group
Find out more about the Engineering, Modelling and Simulation Group, which brings academics and researchers together to carry out high-quality research in key engineering fields by applying modern and advanced modelling and simulation techniques.
Global and Transnational History Group
Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology
Mathematics and Statistics Research Group
Find out more about the Mathematics and Statistics Research Group, which aims to deliver internationally excellent mathematics research, including real-world impact, develop research collaboration, apply its research to outstanding learning and generate income.
Moving Image Research Group
Read more about the Moving Image Research Group, which focuses on historical, theoretical and practice-based research into film cultures, production and education.
Regional History Centre
The Regional History Centre promotes research about the history of Britain's South Western counties and in the understanding of regionalism as a dynamic force in the shaping of the domestic and international past.
Robotic Engineering And Computing for Healthcare
Find out more about Robotics Engineering And Computing for Healthcare, which researches robotics technologies, intelligent sensors and machine learning to realise person-focused innovative healthcare solutions.
Science Communication Unit
Find out more about postgraduate research opportunities at the Science Communication Unit, which is internationally renowned for its diverse and innovative activities, designed to engage the public with science.
For further information about research opportunities, please email SCU (email@example.com).
Unconventional Computing Group
Find out more about the Unconventional Computing Group, which employs complex dynamics in physical, chemical and biological media to design novel computational techniques, architectures and working prototypes of non-linear media-based computers.
Visual Culture Research Group
WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments
The WHO Collaborating Centre promotes healthy and sustainable settlements through research, knowledge exchange and publications, working closely with municipalities, planning consultancies and health authorities in the UK as well as the wider WHO European Healthy Cities network.
Support during your degree
Support from the Graduate School available to postgraduate researchers at UWE Bristol, including useful contacts.
Skills development for postgraduate researchers
UWE Bristol offers a comprehensive range of workshops which aim to help you complete your doctorate on time, feel part of UWE Bristol’s researcher community and consider your postdoctoral options.
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