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Alternative Ways to Fund Your Studies

In today’s climate, it is increasingly difficult to achieve funding for postgraduate study. Many excellent applicants fail to secure funding every year, so if you don’t get funding, it does not invalidate your proposed study or research. But what can you do to pursue it?

At Warwick, we offer a supportive, flexible environment for postgraduate study and research, to ensure that as many excellent students as possible can study here whether they have achieved funding or not. If you hold a place here, we would like you to take it up and we hope that the following possibilities might enable you to fund it ‘without full funding’.

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Funded Projects

Please also refer to individual department webpages for further subject-specific opportunities.





High pressure studies of functional materials

Department: Department of Chemistry

Project: The project will exploit high pressure to understand how the functional properties of electronic materials can be tuned. You will first use high-pressure techniques to synthesise novel ceramic materials. Then you will characterise the structure and properties of these materials using state-of-the-art central facilities, including the UK and European synchrotron and neutron spallation sources, as well as becoming an expert at using our ever growing suite of in-house equipment. A particular emphasis of the project will be studying how the structures of these materials change under pressure towards application in technologies such as magnetic levitation and novel data storage devices

Value: full payment of tuition fees and UKRI-rate stiped for 4 years.

Deadline: ongoing

Terahertz robotics for medical diagnosis

Department: Department of Physics

Project: The aim of this project is to take accurate and repeatable robotically controlled non-contact THz measurements of skin with a view to developing classification algorithms for skin conditions. For example, it may be possible to use THz imaging to detect early stages of skin cancer, or the lateral extent of tumours that are beneath the skin’s surface, and not yet visible. Applicants do not need a medical background, more importantly, they need an interest in robotics, programming, optics and data analysis.

Value: full payment of tuition fees, UKRI-rate stiped for 3.5 years.

Deadline: ongoing

Complex deaths: Understanding experiences of dying in community settings

Department: Unit of Academic Primary Care, Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School

Project: Warwick Industrial Fellowship - University of Warwick with Marie Curie.

The aim of the 3.5 year PhD studentship is to understand and improve experiences of dying in community palliative care. The collaboration with Marie Curie offers a unique opportunity for a promising STS, social or health science researcher to influence the future of palliative care services.

Value: Full payment of tuition fees at the Home rate, a UKRI-rate stiped for 3.5 years and £1,049 for expenses (e.g. laptop, travel, research costs).

Deadline: 25 July 2022