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?

Studentships

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. 

Self-funded opportunities

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.

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 (bill.gething@uwe.ac.uk), Professor Jessica Lamond (jessica.lamond@uwe.ac.uk) or Professor Lamine Mahdjoubi (lamine.mahdjoubi@uwe.ac.uk).

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.

For further information about SPA research opportunities please email Danielle Sinnett at Danielle.Sinnett@uwe.ac.uk.

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.

For further information about CTS research opportunities please email Professor Graham Parkhurst (Graham.Parkhurst@uwe.ac.uk).

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.

For further information about CWCR research opportunities please email Professor Lindsey McEwen (Lindsey.McEwen@uwe.ac.uk).

What funding support is available?

Find out more about fees and funding for PhDs and postgraduate opportunities from the Graduate School.

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How to apply

To apply please contact one of the relevant Centre contacts from the drop down above, or visit the how to apply section of the Graduate School.

How to apply

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.