Research Studentship

Institute of Biomedical and Environmental Science and Technology or Institute for Health Research (dependant on candidates proposal)

Research Directorate

Salary: Graduate bursary currently £13,590 per annum

Fixed term: 3 years. Initially for 2 years for MPhil with a further year for completion of PhD

Start date: 14 October 2013


The University of Bedfordshire is pleased to be able to offer a full-time PhD scholarship supported by The Steel Memorial Bursary Fund in one of the two subject areas outlined below. The scholarship will cover tuition fees and the bursary per annum.

  • Institute of Biomedical and Environmental Science and Technology

A novel proteomic approach to assess the safety of pharmaceuticals and personal care products
(Director of Studies: Dr Zheying Zhu, e-mail

  • Institute for Health Research

An examination of the high infant mortality rates and low birthweights among children of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin in Luton – Developing a support package for ante-natal care
(Director of Studies Professor Gurch Randhawa, e-mail

Term: Bursary will commence on the 14 October 2013, initially for two years for the MPhil stage with a further year for PhD completion, subject to satisfactory progress. The studentship is for three years and is only available for UK and EU candidates.

Entry criteria:

  • A good first degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Masters degree in a subject related to the project (desirable).
  • Applicants need to submit a 500 word proposal setting out how they would approach the proposed subject area as a PhD study.

Closing date: 9 am 7th May

For an application pack or any application queries please email via the Apply button below quoting the appropriate reference number.

Closing date for applications is 7th May and it is expected that interviews will take place in late May 2013.

For any non application related queries please contact the relevant Director of Studies by e-mail. 

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