Postgraduate research opportunities

Browse through our research degree opportunities to find funding and funded projects. These opportunities are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it is important you make enquiries and apply as early as possible. If you have already secured funding, please take a look at our competition / non-funded projects. Former students may be eligible for a 10% discount on fees with our alumni bursary.

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Funding schemes

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
EPSRC DTP Studentships UK and EU Details will be available in Oct 2019
EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training UK and EU See CDTs for details
Endowed Research Scholarships 2019/20 Transport UK and EU 3 June 2019 (17:00 UK time)

Competition funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Are we modelling the wrong thing: differences between the psychologists' and the modellers' view of behaviou - Choice Modelling Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Application of system dynamics to transport challenges - Spatial Modelling and Dynamics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Demand for electric and hybrid cars - modeling vehicle replacement and type choice - Economics and Appraisal Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Driver-oriented virtual testing of vehicle safety and automation - Human Factors and Safety Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Mode and shipment size choice models on data for individual shipments - Economics and Appraisal Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Politics and culture of pedestrian and cyclist safety - Social and Political Sciences Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Safety of Vulnerable Road Users in Developing Countries - Human Factors and Safety Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
The impact of cognitive distractions on driving with and without automation - Human Factors and Safety Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Travel behaviour change - Social and Political Sciences Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Understanding and modelling sensorimotor control in driving - Human Factors and Safety Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
User acceptance and adoption of new transport technologies - Human Factors and Safety Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Tradeoff and complementarity between energy use, transport and food choices under personal carbon trading (Priestley Doctoral Scholarships) - Spatial Modelling and Dynamics UK and EU 8 February 2019
Ownership and mobility services in an automated vehicle environment, and its impact on energy use, carbon emissions and distributional equity - Spatial Modelling and Dynamics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Life Cycle Assessment of Roads - Spatial Modelling and Dynamics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round