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Full details of all studentships and funding opportunities will be advertised on this page as and when they become available.
If you are interested in undertaking a research degree at Oxford Brookes University, visit the Areas of research page to find out more about the range of subject areas offered within our research communities, centres, groups, academic faculties and schools.
Please note that the UK Government's Postgraduate Doctoral Loan and Postgraduate Masters Loan schemes are also available to eligible students.
If you are applying for one of the following studentships, you must follow the application guidance detailed at the end of each advert. Do not apply directly via the University's online application system at this stage.
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,
Department of Biological and Medical Sciences
3.5 year, full-time PhD Studentship
Project title: Baculovirus P10
and microtubules; the role of P10 in virus-induced nuclear lysis with possible
applications for novel anti-cancer therapies
UK/EU applicants who must be permanently resident in the UK/EU
Closing date: 20 March 2020
Start date: September 2020
Bursary p.a.: Bursary equivalent to UKRI national minimum stipend plus fees
(2019/20 bursary rate is £15,009)
University fees and bench fees at the Home/EU rate will be met by the industrial sponsor, Oxford
Expression Technologies Ltd, for the 3.5 years of the Studentship.
Linda King, Dr Victor Bolanos-Garcia and Dr Adam Chambers
are insect-specific viruses that have a fascinating, two-phase replication
cycle that in phase one results in the release of budded virus to spread the
infection between cells whether in insect larvae or in cultured insect
cells. In phase 2, virus particles
remain in the nucleus where they become embedded in a proteinaceous matrix to
form polyhedra. Polyhedra are released
from nuclei following nuclear lysis or disintegration and serve to protect
virus particles during horizontal transmission between larvae.
project aims to (1) understand the mechanisms involved in baculovirus-induced
nuclear lysis to release polyhedra-containing virus particles; (2) investigate
the role of cellular microtubules and viral protein P10 in this process through
molecular, structural biology and microscopy techniques; and (3) investigate
the possibility that by disrupting microtubules, P10 could be developed as a
novel anti-mitotic therapeutic in cancer cells. The project would ideally suit
an outstanding graduate with a strong interest in the study of virus-host
interactions and/or molecular mechanisms of cell division regulation. Training and experience will be provided in a
range of modern bioscience techniques including cell culture, virology,
molecular biology, structural biology and microscopy
seeking a motivated and talented student to join our multi-disciplinary team
working in an excellent research environment in modern well-equipped
laboratories, which is in collaboration with Oxford Expression Technologies Ltd
(OET), a small biotech company conveniently located within Oxford Brookes
For further information contact Prof Linda King:
email@example.com or Dr Victor
Applicants should have a first or upper second class honours degree from a
Higher Education Institution in the UK or acceptable equivalent qualification
in Biological Sciences or a related discipline. Some experience in lab-based
experimental design, execution and analysis is essential. EU applicants must have
a valid IELTS Academic test certificate (or equivalent) with an overall minimum
score of 7.0 and no score below 6.0 issued in the last 2 years by an approved
test centre, unless they have completed a degree in English.
Applications should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
and should include the following form which is available at:
Faculty of Humanities and
year full-time funded PhD Studentships
Bursary: £15,000 plus £1,500 research expenses per annum for a maximum of three years
Fees: Home/EU fees met by Oxford Brookes University
Deadline: The closing date for applications is 13.00 on Thursday 20th February
Interviews will be held week
commencing 23 March 2020
Start date: week commencing 14
Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer three full-time PhD
Studentships within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Proposals are invited under the following
themes, from within and across all the disciplines represented in our Faculty:
We have a large, lively and growing
postgraduate community working here in the Faculty of Humanities and Social
Sciences, a group of impressive and dynamic students who are leading the way in
cutting-edge research. We are passionate about fostering the careers of our
early career researchers during their time here, and ensuring they gain both practical
and academic research skills, training and leadership experience as integral
parts of the doctoral programmes we offer. Oxford Brookes provides both a great
place to study and an opportunity to belong to a doctoral learning community
which nurtures excellence in research and scholarship. It is a great place to
share exciting research and learning with academic colleagues.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
at Oxford Brookes University is an exciting arena for research. There are three
Schools, two Departments and one Institute, together representing a wide range
of opportunities for disciplinary, and interdisciplinary, work. For further
information on our areas of research excellence, and individual staff members'
research expertise, interested candidates are advised to visit our faculty and departmental web pages: Education,
and Modern Languages, History,
Philosophy and Culture, Law,
Sciences and the Institute
of Public Care.
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to
contact potential Directors of Studies to discuss their proposal, prior to
making an application and details about potential supervisors can be found on
the faculty and departmental webpages noted above.
Successful applicants will also be able to
access various Faculty, School and Departmental events and training sessions offered
through our Doctoral Training Programme; we want the experience of joining in
this academic community to represent an enriching and positive learning
environment and to involve membership of an intellectual community, with all
the opportunities for networking and collaborating that such connections
University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We
welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their
to apply: For further information including details of how to apply, please
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Eligibility: Home/EU (3 year residency status only – see below)
Mode of study: Full-time only
Funding: £10,000 (1 year only)
Deadline: Closing date for applications:17:00 on Wednesday 02 March 2020
Start date: September 2020.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to invite applications for the Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship in Japanese studies, made possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.
The Faculty can nominate the candidate for a Masters by Research studentship of £10,000, for the 2019/20 academic year.
Please note that although you may use your studentship to help towards the cost of your fees, you will be responsible for paying your fees.
We offer a broad range of expertise in contemporary Japanese culture, but candidates interested in religion (history or anthropology), death and dying, ageing and social issues, gender and the body, cinema, arts, or linguistics are especially encouraged to apply. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to the Europe Japan Research Centre, and we are one of the only Universities in the UK offering a specialisation in the anthropology of Japan.
How to apply:
If you wish to apply please contact Terri Morris by email: email@example.com.
Eligibility: Home/EU and International Students
Mode of study: Full-time only
Funding: £10,000 (initially 1 year)
Deadline: Closing date for applications: 17:00 on Wednesday 02 March 2020.
The Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University is pleased to invite applications for the Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship in Japanese studies, made possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.
The Faculty can nominate the candidate for the MPhil/PhD studentship of £10,000. This studentship is initially for one year only, but may be renewable subject to satisfactory progress in subsequent years, up to a maximum of three years, beginning in September of the 2020/21 academic year.
Please note that you will be required to reapply for the studentship each year, and that the GBSF will consider these applications on their merits. The GBSF cannot make a recurrent three year commitment to any one PhD candidate from year one.
Please note that although you may use your studentship to help towards the cost of your fees, you will be responsible for paying your fees each year. International applicants should be aware that they will need to fund their fees at the international rate.
Candidates must have:
A Masters is desirable, but we will consider candidates without a Masters who can demonstrate the ability to engage in substantial independent research.
Part-time programmes are not eligible.
If you wish to apply please contact Terri Morris by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are no funding opportunities available at this time.