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PhD topics for research students

Find below a list of currently available self-funded PhD topics.

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Design for energy transitions in African urban informal settlements
This PhD is linked to a 5-year research project entitled ‘Mainstreaming Gender for Energy Security in Poor Urban Environments’, in short Gender for Energy Security (GENS). Funded by National Research ...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Modelling damage and failure of structural glass panels based on a hybrid plate element
The tensile strength of thin glass panels/plates used in building structures is of great importance due to the designer’s increasing demands for such structures, regarding size, shape and weight of th...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Social workers and body practitioners: an inter-professional exploration
This PhD project will examine how social work practitioners who are also body practitioners – dancers, yoga teachers, physiotherapists, massage therapists, choreographers etc - implement and integrate...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Design for behaviour change in African urban informal settlements
This PhD is linked to a 5-year research project entitled ‘Mainstreaming Gender for Energy Security in Poor Urban Environments’, in short Gender for Energy Security (GENS). Funded by National Research ...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Railway stray current induced corrosion in reinforced concrete linings
Railway electrification represents an important carbon strategy in the UK. It is estimated that an electric train consumes at least 20% less power (per passenger per mile) compared to a diesel-powered...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Prediction for stray alternating current (AC) induced corrosion in oil/gas pipes in close proximity to high-voltage transmission lines and railways
In comparison to stray direct current (DC) induced corrosion which is a long-recognized engineering challenge, stray alternating current (AC) induced corrosion was more recently reported. This can be ...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Genetic and non-genetic factors involved in risk of cardiovascular diseases
Main Aim: To identify genetic and non-genetic causes of cardiovascular diseases Cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stroke are the leading causes ...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Cross-border cooperation in Europe
This project seeks to examine the factors that influence the shape and success of different cross-border cooperation programmes in Europe, as funded through the EU. Some of these are much more success...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Exploring the potential of human-like computing methods and applications in education or healthcare
Intelligent, ‘human-like’ applications, 3D games, and interfaces are becoming more common in our everyday lives, and as an important area of focus within the fields of Multimedia / Human-Computer Inte...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded
Filtering algorithms for Levy processes, with application to financial modelling
The problem of inference about the values of hidden or latent variables from imperfect sensor measurements arises in many branches of science, including engineering and mathematical finance. A typical...
19/08/2024

Self Funded

Self Funded