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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 Engineering, 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 – along with great support from academic staff and their research groups.

  • Biology

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    Biology

    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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  • Biomedical and Forensic Sciences

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    Biomedical and Forensic Sciences

    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 and Information Science

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    Computing and Information Science

    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, and audio music technology to computer gaming. We're engaged in a range of industry collaborations, including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and research consultancy contracts.

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  • Engineering and the Built Environment

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    Engineering and the Built Environment

    We offer many opportunities for you to pursue your passion for learning. Our research ranges from the built environment to electronics and telecommunications, medical engineering to engineering analysis simulation and tribology. We're based in a purpose-built building with modern equipment, labs and studio resources.

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  • Psychology

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    Psychology

    Our psychology research is organised into two groups: Applied, Social and Health Psychology, and Brain and Cognition. Our research was rated as world-leading by the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Based in Cambridge, we use a range of facilities including EEG, Human Tissue Analysis, and Eye-Tracking labs.

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  • Sport and Exercise Sciences

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    Sport and Exercise Sciences

    Our research group, 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 focus on performance and well-being.

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  • Vision and Hearing Sciences

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    Vision and Hearing Sciences

    Our Department is home to two research groups: Anglia Vision Research and the Visual Function and Physiology Research Group. Our academic staff have a wealth of international experience in research, training and teaching in optometry, vision sciences and audiology.

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