Carlos - postgraduate student at Anglia Ruskin University

The Vice Chancellor's PhD Studentships

With Anglia Ruskin you can pursue your passion. Apply for one of our fully-funded PhD studentships, starting in September 2019 – and join a community of researchers committed to making a profound difference to the world around us.

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Here's how:

The deadline for applications is 3 March 2019 and studentships start in September 2019.

Successful applicants will benefit from a fee waiver and a stipend/bursary of £15,009 per annum (set at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) level). As, PhDs run for three years, your stipend will be uplifted in line with UKRI recommendations for each year of study.

ARU's research priority areas

Select a research area to view studentship opportunities.

Social inclusion and marginalised communities (three projects)


Sustainability and environment

Crime and policing

Built environment and future cities

Creative practice and creative industries


Music therapy (two projects)

Medical devices and technology

Entrepreneurship and applied innovation

Sustainable health systems

Entry requirements

The full-time Vice Chancellor's PhD Studentships are open to all UK/EU fee status applicants.

To apply, you’ll need:

Equivalent awards will be considered.

Your qualifications should be relevant for your chosen studentship.

You should be ready to submit your thesis within 3.5 years of starting your studentship. Please note that the University asserts the right to claim any intellectual property generated by research it funds.

How to apply

You can apply for a Vice Chancellor’s PhD Studentship using our online application form.

Underneath each of the project descriptions above, you will find a link to the application form. Please make a note of the project reference number as you will need to enter this on the application form.

You will also need electronic copies of the following documents to upload to the application form. We can accept files in pdf, jpeg or Word format.

  1. Certificates and transcripts from your Bachelor and Masters degrees (if applicable)
  2. Your personal statement explaining your suitability for the project
  3. Your passport and visa (if applicable)
  4. Your English language qualifications (if applicable)
  5. Your curriculum vitae

We will review all applications after the submission deadline of 3 March 2019, and contact shortlisted applicants in early April.

Interviews will be held between 23 April and 3 May. The actual interview dates can be found under each project description.

If you have any queries about the application process or the terms and conditions of our Vice Chancellor's PhD Studentships, please contact Becky Kraszewski on 01245 684920 or email

To discuss a research project, please contact the supervisor(s) named in the relevant project description.

Download full terms and conditions