PhD Studentships & How to Apply
PhD studentships are advertised each year on findaphd.com and, for our September 2024 start, details will appear in November 2023 (Full details of the 2023 recruitment round – which is now closed – can be found here).
We have up to fully-funded PhD studentships available for entry in September 2024. These studentships are for 4 years and include full UK fees, a living allowance (this was £18,622 for 2023/24) for full time study, and additional funding to cover research costs and national/international travel such as conferences.
Recruitment for September 2023 PhDs is now complete (and thus closed).
The Centre covers a wide range of STFC science and a list of available projects offered for September 2024 will appear in November 2023 (i.e. recruitment for September 2023 PhDs is now complete, and there is a wait until 2024 PhDs appear):
How to Apply
The NUdata CDT is offering multiple potential PhD projects this year (see list above). If you are interested in more than one of the offered projects, then you can say this in the cover letter of your application and then either  you can specifically indicate the other projects you are interested in, or  state you are happy to be considered for other projects in general. If you are shortlisted, we will then contact you to discuss these other projects. You are strongly encouraged to do this.
If you are interested in projects offered by both institutions, then please submit two separate applications – one to each University – in order to be considered for all your preferred projects. In other words, it is best to apply to each institution separately (so that your application is in that university’s system) but in your cover letter you can specify which specific projects you are interested in. For example, if you were interested in X projects with Northumbria-based supervisors and Y projects with Newcastle-based supervisors, you can submit once to Northumbria University and in your cover letter state you are interested in those X Northumbria-led projects, and then you could submit once to Newcastle University and in your cover letter state you are interested in those Y Newcastle-led projects.
- If you are interested in applying to projects with a Northumbria-University-based PhD supervisor, then please visit https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/research/postgraduate-research-degrees/how-to-apply/ for further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form.
- If you are interested in applying to projects with a Newcastle-University-based PhD supervisor, then please visit https://applyto.newcastle.ac.uk/SignIn?returnUrl=/ for further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form.
You must include the relevant advert reference/studentship code in your application (e.g. NUDATA01 or NUDATA23/EE/MPEE/BLOOMFIELD). This will allow the relevant university to keep track of your application.
In addition, note that Newcastle University applicants should use the following programme code and name:
- 8216F – PhD in Astrophysics
Then add the studentship code when prompted to do so.
If anything is unclear, feel free to contact Professor James McLaughlin (Northumbria: email@example.com ) or Professor Tamara Rogers (Newcastle: firstname.lastname@example.org ). We are happy to provide all applicants with guidance.