Embarking upon a research degree is one of the most exciting stages of your academic career and Bournemouth University are proud to offer a broad range of fully-funded PhD and MRes studentship opportunities across a variety of subject areas.
BU’s newly released PhD and MRes studentship projects are aligned to key strategic investment areas of Assistive Technology, Animation, Simulation & Visualisation, Sustainability & Low Carbon Technology and Medical Science. Offering the opportunity to work with external organisations on many match-funded research projects, PhD and MRes candidates will also be joining BU’s world-leading research community.
Dr Fiona Knight, BU’s Doctoral College Academic Manager, said: “Our PhD and MRes studentships are an integral part of research at BU. Research which shapes and changes the world around us, providing solutions to real-world problems and informing the education we deliver. They are important for growing our postgraduate research community, building and strengthening external relationships, and providing a stronger Fusion learning experience for our research students.”
BU PhD student Malika Felton is conducting research to find alternative treatments for pregnant women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy. Malika commented on her studentship project:
“BU works to offer integrative health research and I am proud to be a part of this. There are processes and people in place to support conducting clinical research within the NHS and BU emphasise the real life impact our academic research can have on people. There is no better aim than to make a difference to someone's health and to their life.
My project is seeking to find an alternative drug-free treatment that could make a big difference in the health and pregnancy experiences of women. We are using a woman-centred approach to research, giving control of the treatment back to the women to give them a sense of ownership of their own care, while still being under supervision of the midwives.”
Orouba Almilaji is currently working on her BU PhD studentship project which examines the association between gastrointestinal cancer and iron deficiency anaemia. Orouba explained: “My research aims to have a positive impact on cancer patients with intentions to provide solutions to speed the investigation of gastrointestinal cancer and thus reducing its potential implications, as well as help patients avoid invasive procedures.”
All Bournemouth University’s fully funded PhD studentships include a maintenance grant of £15,225 per year to contribute towards living expenses during the course of your research, as well as a fee waiver for the 36 months of your studentship.
Orouba added: “BU has a great student community and friendly and supportive staff who are available to help and guide. The town also has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world!”