PhD Opportunities

Our studentships are fully-funded by UK Research Councils, charities or industry. Eligibility criteria vary so please check who is funding the project in which you are interested. For projects funded by EPSRC, only UK and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements are eligible to apply (minimum of three years of continuous residency in the UK immediately prior to the start of the PhD)

EPSRC studentships cover: (i) an annual tax-free stipend at the standard Research Council rate (£14,553 for 2017-2018, but typically increases annually in line with inflation) and (ii) tuition fees at the UK/EU rate.

To be considered for postgraduate study you need to submit a formal application. Further guidance and instructions on how to do this are available. 

A full list of academic staff research interests is available.

If you have any questions, or require any further information about postgraduate study, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Fully-funded PhD projects available for immediate application 

Supervisor(s)Project title and detailsResearch areaFunded by Apply

See full list of academic staff research interests here

Develop your own research proposal jointly with potential supervisor(s)

Closing date: 28 April 2017

EPSRC DTG Studentship 2017 (PDF  , 65kb) 

RCUK eligibility criteria applies


Professor John McDermid; Professor Richard Paige; Dr Richard Hawkins

2 PhDs in Model-Based Development for Critical Systems

Closing date: 28 July 2017

PhD studentship: Model-Based Software Development (PDF  , 68kb)

PhD studentships: Model-Based Safety and Reliability Engineering (PDF  , 68kb)

Software Engineering

Critical Systems

Restricted entry: UK Nationals only  Apply

Dr Sam Devlin (York)

Dr Katja Hofmann (Microsoft)




Microsoft Research CASE Scholarship

Closing date: 30 April 2017

Microsoft Research CASE Scholarship 2017 (PDF  , 61kb)


Computer Games

Artificial Intelligence

RCUK eligibility criteria applies


Microsoft Research