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PhD project
opportunities


Our inspiring research staff have identified a wide range of innovative research project opportunities for you as a postgraduate research student.

Explore our project opportunities to find the one that will help you pursue your passion for learning.

In the Faculty of Science and Technology we have an active research community already engaged in projects that are making a difference. As a PhD student we want you to join our research community on projects with a clear focus and great support from academic staff and their research groups. Find out more about the themes, research groups and project opportunities in each department.

  • Biomedical & Forensic Sciences

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    Biomedical & Forensic Sciences

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    Our department is home to two research groups: Biomedical Research Group and Forensic and Investigative Research Group. Our group members are highly qualified and enthusiastic with strong links with industry and many external organisations. During your studies, you will have access to some of the best laboratory facilities in the UK.

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  • Computing & Technology

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    Computing & Technology

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    Over a third of our research was recognised as internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Our expertise ranges from business technology to computer science, audio music technology to computer gaming. We are engaged in a wide range of industrial and public health sector collaborations, including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and research consultancy contracts.

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  • Engineering & the Built Environment

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    Engineering & the Built Environment

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    Our research-active department offers many opportunities for you to pursue your passion for learning. Our range of research is diverse; from Built Environment to Electronics and Telecommunications, Medical Engineering to Engineering Analysis Simulation and Tribology. We're located in a new, purpose-built building with modern equipment, laboratories and studio resources, enhancing your research studies.

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  • Life Sciences - Animal & Environmental Biology

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    Life Sciences - Animal & Environmental Biology

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    Our researchers are engaged in exciting and innovative projects in collaboration with a wide range of public and private partners. Our research provide innovative solutions to the urgent, complex global issues of biodiversity loss and adaptation to climate change.

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  • Life Sciences - Sport & Exercise Sciences

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    Life Sciences - Sport & Exercise Sciences

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    Our research group, the Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences brings together expertise across four of the tenets of exercise sciences: physiology, psychology, biomechanics and coaching/pedagogy. The interests of our current researchers comes under the banner of Performance and Well-being.

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  • Psychology

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    Psychology

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    Research in the Department of Psychology is organised into two research groups: Applied, Social & Health Psychology and Brain & Cognition. Our research was rated as world-leading by the Research Excellence Framework 2014. This research takes place in our wide range of excellent laboratory facilities including an EEG lab, a Human Tissue Analysis lab, and an Eye-Tracking lab.

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  • Vision & Hearing Sciences

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    Vision & Hearing Sciences

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    Our Department is home to two research groups: Anglia Vision Research and the Visual Function & Physiology Research Group. Our researchers have a wealth of international experience in research, training and teaching in optometry, vision sciences and audiology. They have an impressive record of attracting grants from research councils, charities and industry.

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