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Funded Studentships

The Graduate School

Funded Studentships

Funded studentships are only offered for specific research projects identified by individual Schools, Centres and other organisations. All studentship opportunities work through a shortlisting process.

Current Opportunities

Any funded research studentships offered by the University are advertised here.

Studentships are offered only for projects identified by individual Schools or Centres and if successful you will be expected to follow their direction.


School of creative and Cultural Business

Augmented Fashion: Sartorial Sustainability Storytelling

Applications are sought for a fully-funded PhD Studentship.

DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT MONDAY 21 JUNE 2021

Potential applicants should, in the first instance, make email contact (including a CV) with Karen Cross (k.a.cross@rgu.ac.uk) to discuss the project. Please note that this position is only open to applicants with settled status in the UK.


Grays School of Art

Augmented Fashion: Augmenting Textile Craft Making

Applications are sought for a fully-funded PhD Studentship.

DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT MONDAY 21 JUNE 2021

Potential applicants should, in the first instance, make email contact (including a CV) with Josie Steed (j.steed@rgu.ac.uk) to discuss the project. Please note that this position is only open to applicants with settled status in the UK.


School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC)/BBSRC-funded PhD Studentships

Applications are sought for funded Research Studentships (PhD) to carry out research at Robert Gordon University:

  • Valorisation of cold press rapeseed oil processing by-products as feedstock for insect farming
  • Valorisation of Biomass from the Daffodil Growing Industry
DEADLINE: 14 May 2021

If interested, please apply including a CV, a covering letter/personal statement of interest and at least 2 references

Applications should be submitted through:

If interested, please apply including a CV, a covering letter/personal statement of interest and at least 2 references

Applications should be submitted through:


School of Computing

Automating systematic literature reviews with machine learning

Applications are sought for a fully-funded Research Studentship (PhD) to carry out research at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, under the supervision of Dr Carlos Moreno-Garcia and Professor Nirmalie Wiratunga, with co-supervision from Dr Magaly Aceves-Martins (The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen, Cochrane Collaboration Member).

Deadline: Midnight Sunday 6 june 2021

Enquiries can be emailed to Kate Lines at soc-researchadmin@rgu.ac.uk and will be forwarded to Dr Carlos Moreno-Garcia if technical in nature.

Applications should be submitted through:

or be emailed direct to Kate Lines at soc-researchadmin@rgu.ac.uk by midnight, Sunday 6 June.

Deep Learning-based Wind Speed and Solar Irradiance Forecasting to Enhance Green Energy Generation

Applications are sought for a fully-funded Research Studentship (PhD) to carry out research at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, under the supervision of Professor Li Zhang

DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 6 JUNE 2021

Enquiries should be submitted through:

or be emailed direct to Kate Lines at soc-researchadmin@rgu.ac.uk

Applications should be submitted through:

or be emailed direct to Kate Lines at soc-researchadmin@rgu.ac.uk by midnight, Sunday, 6 June.


School of Engineering

Applications are sought for a fees only funded Research Studentship (PhD).

Robert Gordon University, through the School of Engineering is offering a PhD studentships with tuition fees funded.

For all the studentships
Deadline: 31 July 2021, Start Date: Feb 2022

To Apply

Applications should be emailed to the staff member indicated. The applications should consist of a covering letter or personal statement of interest, and a CV.  

Title: Development of Design Optimisation Methodology for Hydraulic Capsule Pipelines
Applications should be emailed to Dr Taimoor Asim at t.asim@rgu.ac.uk

Title: CFD Optimisation and Experimental Validation of Wind Turbine Farm Layout to Minimise the Effect of Icing on Novel Hybrid Turbines
Applications should be emailed to Dr Sheikh Islam at s.z.islam1@rgu.ac.uk.

Title: Surface Plasmon Resonance Based Fibre Sensors for Rapid Screening of Covid-19
Applications should be emailed to Dr Sunny Atuba at s.atuba@rgu.ac.uk

Title: Development of a novel cuffless blood pressure monitoring sensor and its validation against the volume clamp method.
Applications should be emailed to Dr Ghalib Janjua at g.janjua@rgu.ac.uk

Title: An Industry 4.0 based Machinability study of Titanium Metal Matrix Composites (Ti-MMC)
Applications should be emailed to Dr Arivazhagan Anbalagan at a.anbalagan@rgu.ac.uk

Title: An integrated machine learning based hyperspectral imaging technique for detection and localisation of objects. 
Applications should be emailed to Dr Umar Khan at u.khan@rgu.ac.uk

Title: Sensing and Estimation for Robotic-Assisted Minimal Invasive Surgery
Applications should be emailed to Dr Somasundar Kannan at s.kannan1@rgu.ac.uk

Title: Integrated Piezoelectric Wafer Sensors for Composite Material Damage Monitoring
Applications should be emailed to Dr Anil Prathuru at a.prathuru@rgu.ac.uk


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