Fee-waiving Scholarships in Computing, Engineering and Sciences (UK/EU and non-EU)

The Faculty has a history of exciting and successful applied research. Located in modern laboratories in the county town of Stafford and in the City of Stoke-on-Trent, the Faculty has 150 academic staff, including fourteen full professors. It currently has 71 PhD students.  It has very strong international links and active projects with a whole range of industry partners. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise rated a significant part of its research as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised.  

As part of a significant expansion in its research, the Faculty is advertising 30 full‑fees‑plus scholarships. Each scholarship covers full tuition fees. It does not include living expenses. We are looking for individuals who want their research to impact in practical application, who want to contribute to the delivery of our undergraduate programmes, and who want to work with leading-edge staff. 

Research project areas: The scholarships are either for pre-specified projects or for projects which may be negotiated within the themes listed below.

Applied Research in Sciences  

J.W.Dover@staffs.ac.uk +44 (0)1782 294611



Physiology and molecular

Forensic science


Cultural geography

Applied Research in Computing

C.C.Chibelushi@staffs.ac.uk +44 (0)1785 353802

Computer games science

Digital forensics. Video analytics

Networks and Cybercrime

Mobile or cloud computing. Internet of Things

Knowledge and information systems (including AI in assistive living and environment)

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Applied Research in Engineering

S.B.Tennakoon@staffs.ac.uk +44 (0)1785 353488

Renewable energy

Power systems

Medical engineering and design

Communications and signal processing

Automotive engineering

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Applicants should possess at least an upper-second class degree at bachelor’s level (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant area. A master’s degree, at a merit or higher grade, will be an added advantage. Applicants without the criteria above but with extensive relevant knowledge and substantial professional experience will also be considered.

The willingness to teach is essential as is excellent English. English language proficiency which meets UKBA requirements is essential for non-EU applicants.

How to apply: Please e-mail FCESResearch@staffs.ac.uk. The subject field of your e-mail must be “Scholarships FCES 07-2013”. The e-mail must include: (i) a curriculum vitae; (ii) copies of transcripts of results, and (if applicable) official statement(s) of results for an English language proficiency test which meets UKBA requirements, such as IELTS or TOEFL; (iii) an application cover letter. The cover letter must include:

  • Your (maximum 3) preferred project(s) or research theme(s) listed in order of preference and chosen from the list given in this advertisement.
  • Your reasons for wishing to undertake postgraduate research studies in the specific areas.
  • A list of undergraduate subjects that you are able to teach.
  • A brief declaration indicating your command of English, such as: native English speaker; previous degree studies conducted in English, in a majority English-speaking country (as defined by UKBA); previous degree report/dissertation/thesis written in English; English language test results which meet UKBA requirements.
  • Contact details of two referees who have direct knowledge of your academic/work ability (one of the referees should be your current/last supervisor, and none can be your relative).

The application closing date is 30th November 2013. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Further details can be found at www.staffs.ac.uk/fcespartialscholarships

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