Global Challenges PhD Scholarships

We are offering up to 20 fully funded PhD scholarships, addressing the key global issues of the modern world through 14 interdisciplinary themes. 

Our postgraduate researchers work on pioneering topics that provoke global change through multi-faceted research. Our research matters and our postgraduate researchers are crucial to our achievements. 

We are therefore investing in up to 20 fully funded Global Challenges PhD scholarships for UK/EU applicants, inviting the very best applicants to join us in our research to explore, analyse and provide innovative solutions to challenges in the modern world. 

From combating the threat of drug resistance, to pioneering the creation of new technologies for water security; we make important discoveries and produce compelling insight into new approaches to today’s global challenges.

Explore the Global Challenges themes below.

Applications for 2019 entry are now closed. Projects for 2020 entry will be announced in December 2019.

Please note: Not all themes have projects available for 2019 entry. The projects available vary each year.

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Cancer research
Climate change
Food security and cold storage
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Maternal and Child health
Mental health
Global surgery
Air pollution
Social mobility
Water availability/cleanliness
Youth mental health
Inter-religious understanding

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