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PhD Scholarships

Doctoral College Scholarships 21/22

De Montfort University is providing fully-funded PhD scholarships in certain targeted interdisciplinary project areas. The scholarships commence as of 1 October 2021. These exciting research areas come with: 

  • A stipend at UKRI rate (£15,609)
  • Tuition fees covered at the UK rate (£4,500 for 2021/22)
  • Access to an invigorating Researcher Development Programme to further enhance your research and professional skills. 


Further information on each project can be found below (click on links against project titles) 

Please note, this is a two-stage application process and would not follow the normal route for research degree applications. It includes a first sift at Stage 1, where you will send in the two-page application form to the email address, together with a 2-page CV, certificates and transcripts, English Language evidence and two references (as detailed in Stage 1 below). Successful candidates will then make the full application submission through our online portal as detailed in Stage 2 below.

STAGE 1: Please send the following documents to

Deadline: Friday, 25 June 2021 

STAGE 2: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to undergo an interview, successful candidates will be required to submit a full application through the DMU PGR Application Portal 

Deadline for full application: Wednesday, 21 July 2021 

Transitioning to a circular textiles economy in Leicester: exploring the potential of sustainable wool for innovation

Development of a durable, affordable eco-friendly textile solution for microbial and mosquito borne disease control

Distilling the Photographic Mass: Photography and Digital Heritage at the National Trust 

Global Production Network and Emission Control Targets

Decolonising commodities: an examination of Diversity and Social Justice in the global chocolate industry

Feeling at home? The measurement and implications of ontological security in housing

Breaking the cycle of immobility? Evaluating the impact of Leicester’s e-bike scheme on urban mobility 

Application of Deep neural network for synthetic medical implants

Data-driven Multi-Disciplinary Design and Optimization of Smart Morphing Aircraft

iMuseum: Intelligent, interactive virtual museum for conserving and celebrating the history of Leicester’s multicultural population 

The development of broad-spectrum antivirals against coronaviruses using a multidisciplinary approach

Gender Identity and Education for Sustainability in UK Secondary Schools 

Finding a place to call home?: Post-COVID-19 spatial inequalities, housing, ‘race’ and wellbeing for people with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia and their families

Please contact with any questions  


Alumni Discounts

De Montfort University offers alumni discounts for students that have previously studied with us at undergraduate or taught masters degree level. This discount is available to Home, EU and International Students. This discount is only available to new starters and will be automatically applied if you are eligible.

Home and EU alumni discount is £500 per year (full-time equivalent).

International alumni discount is £2,000 per year (full-time equivalent).