PhD and postgraduate research opportunities in the Faculty of 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 (AQMRC), which undertakes a continuous and extensive programme of research around air quality and carbon management.
For further information about AQMRC research opportunities please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bristol BioEnergy Centre
Bristol Robotics Laboratory
Find out more about postgraduate opportunities at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), 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 email@example.com.
Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research
View all our postgraduate opportunities in the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research (CABER) across a range of built environment themes.
For further information about CABER research opportunities, please contact Professor Bill Gething at Bill.Gething@uwe.ac.uk, Professor Jessica Lamond at Jessica.Lamond@uwe.ac.uk or Professor Lamine Mahdjoubi at Lamine.Mahdjoubi@uwe.ac.uk.
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 Sustainable Planning and Environments
View all our postgraduate opportunities in the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments (SPA). 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 (CTS)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 (CWCR). 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 (CSRC) and our research activities that cover many of the facets of 21st century computer science, from artificial intelligence to graphene sensors for IoT applications.
Creative Technologies Laboratory
Find out more about the Creative Technologies Laboratory (CT Lab), 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.
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.
Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology
Mathematics and Statistics Research Group
Find out more about the Mathematics and Statistics Research Group (MSRG), which aims to deliver internationally excellent mathematics research, including real-world impact, develop research collaboration, apply its research to outstanding learning and generate income.
Robotic Engineering and Computing for Health Care
Find out more about Robotics Engineering And Computing for Healthcare (REACH), 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 (SCU), 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 Science.Communication@uwe.ac.uk.
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.
Support during your degree
Support from the Graduate School available to postgraduate researchers at UWE Bristol, including useful contacts.
Skills development for researchers
UWE Bristol offers a comprehensive range of workshops which aim to help staff to develop and broaden their research and personal transferable skills.
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