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Full details of all funding opportunities will be advertised on this web 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 web page to find out more about the range of subject areas offered within our research communities, centres, groups, academic faculties and schools.
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Department of Sport, Health Science and Social Work
Three years, full timePhD Research Studentship in the Centre for Movement, Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences
Project Title: OxSOCRATES
Eligibility: Home/EU Students
Fees: Tuition fees will be paid for by the University
Closing Date: 30th March, 5pm
Start date: September 2019
Applicant must hold a UK/EU passport and a degree in a discipline related to the expectations of the role. For full details of entry requirements please visit the
Research Degrees application webpage.
For this studentship, the successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary research team at the Centre for Movement, Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences (MOReS) working on a pioneering new University of Oxford study, “OxSOCRATES”, that
addresses the origins of cardiovascular disease in the young and, in particular, how sedentary behaviour and obesity contribute to early disease development. The study is funded by the British Heart Foundation and will use advanced MRI,
echocardiography, blood tests and a meal-challenge to comprehensively characterise how early metabolic dysfunction (liver and muscle fat, insulin resistance) affects cardiovascular health (arterial stiffness, myocardial energetics, gut
vasoreactivity, diastolic function, blood pressure trajectory, left ventricular hypertrophy) in 210 adolescents. Reversibility of this phenotype will be tested in the obese by randomised controlled trial of an exercise program. The study is led by
Dr. Alexander Jones (Paediatric Cardiologist and Senior Clinical Scientist, Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford), who brings expertise in the early cardiometabolic abnormalities of childhood that precede established adult cardiovascular
disease, and works in close collaboration with Professor Helen Dawes (Director of MOReS, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University), who brings a wealth of expertise from her studies of children’s exercise physiology in the
Oxfordshire region. The successful candidate will:
Appropriate training relevant to undertaking a PhD will be provided as well as an honorary contract with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Any successful candidate will be subject to a DBS search once they enrol. In view of checking procedures they will be required to exhibit specified documents:
For further information on the project please e-mail Prof. Helen Dawes
or Dr Alexander Jones
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
One year full-time funded Studentship -
MSc by Research
Sponsored by Porton Biopharma Ltd and Oxford Brookes University
Eligibility Home UK/EU students only are eligible to apply
Project Title: Developing a plant-based recombinant expression system
Director of Studies: Dr Verena Kriechbaumer (Oxford Brookes University)
Second Supervisor: Dr Dave Gervais (Porton Biopharma Ltd)
Entry requirements: Applicants require a good Honours degree (a minimum of 2.1 or equivalent) in Biology or related subject.
If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are high enough level to succeed in your studies. You will be required to have an IELTS (Academic) test certificate score - minimum 6 in each of
the four areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking with overall minimum score of 7. The test certificate must have been issued within the last two years from an approved test centre. Under certain circumstances alternative qualifications may
be accepted. Please see
Porton Biopharma Ltd are interested in exploring plant-based recombinant expression systems for suspension cell cultures. Plant cell expression provides an original and potentially low-cost system for the production of biotherapeutics. Oxford
Brookes University has expertise and facilities for plant cell culture, including several cell types, transformation vectors and technology, and the ability to study protein expression and targeting.
Please complete the application form and return it together with a CV, copies of degree certificates and English language information (if applicable) to
by 5pm on the 12 April 2019.
For further information on the project please e-mail:
For further information on the regulations governing an MSc by Research at Oxford Brookes University please see
For September 2019 entry, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are pleased to offer the de Rohan Scholarship to full-time and part-time students for the following research degree programme:
MA by Research in History of Art
The award is for
£7,000 per annum
for full-time students. For
the award is spread over two years at
£3,500 per annum.
The full-time award is open to both Home/EU and International students. Only Home/EU students can apply for the award on a part-time basis.
Applications will only be accepted from students who have already been made a conditional or unconditional offer by Oxford Brookes University.
You should apply for your place on the course and then submit your scholarship application.
IF YOU APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP WITHOUT THE OFFER OF A PLACE, YOUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
The deadline for receipt of applications is
5.00pm on Friday 21 June 2019.
They should be emailed or posted to the address stated on the forms below.
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the personal statement. You should clearly explain why you are following the MA course; what you hope to contribute to the course and the discipline; and what you hope achieving the MA will
contribute to your career and/or personal development.
Please find the application form, notes for guidance and background to the scholarship below.
Application Form - Home/EU applicants
Application Form - International applicants
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Three year full-time funded PhD Studentship
All (Home/EU/International students)
£15,009 per year
Tuition fees will be paid by the university
Deadline for applying:
“PhD Studentship in Prospective Analyses of Sustainable Electric Mobility Scenarios”
The School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at Oxford Brookes University is seeking an independent and highly motivated candidate from a science or technology discipline. The candidate should have an interest in the low carbon transport
agenda and have knowledge of life cycle assessment.
The overall aim of the project is to use life cycle thinking to investigate scenarios of the co-evolution of the transport sector and the electricity grid. This project forms part of a prestigious, multi-partner, Faraday Institution research
Reuse and recycling of lithium ion batteries
https://relib.org.uk/. The Oxford Brookes research team will work closely with other university and commercial partners. A more detailed project description will be provided in the application pack.
Please request an application pack from the Research Support Office,
firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting “PhD Studentship in Prospective Analyses of Sustainable Electric Mobility Scenarios”.
Fully completed applications must be sent to
email@example.com, by 17.00 on Friday 26th April 2019. As part of the application process you will be required to upload a cover letter, a brief statement of research interests
(describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application. Please be advised that the selection process may involve an interview towards the end of May.
For all informal requests about the project and this studentship, please contact Dr Marco Raugei (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Professor Allan Hutchinson (email@example.com).
Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.
The scholarships are for study starting in October 2019, and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries.
Split-site Scholarships are delivered through an institutional or departmental link between the candidate's home university and proposed UK university.
The closing date for applications is 4 February 2019. For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit