Exit Menu

PhD topics for research students

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

We encourage all students to contact the supervisor or the alternative contact person for more information and an informal chat to discuss the process of applying and preparing your research statement. For more information on how to apply click here.

Description
Supervisor
Application Deadline
Funding
Behaviour of protected and unprotected high strength steel structures in fire
About the Project High strength steel is an increasingly popular material choice for civil engineering structures owing to its high performance and ability to reduce the overall material usage in a pr...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Innovation inspired by disability
Many mainstream innovations were initially a specialised solution for disabled people, i.e. remote control. This PhD study will investigate innovation inspired by disability and develop relevant desig...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Autonomous AI-driven cell-free 5G network architecture for highly dynamic and ultra-dense connectivity
The purpose of this research is to develop a mobile network that does not have fixed cellular boundaries. In conventional cellular networks, each user equipment (UE) is connected to the access point (...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Frailty and sarcopenia in older adults: the role of sedentary behaviour and physical activity
Main aim: This proposed research will explore the role of sedentary behaviour and physical activity in the prevention, progression and/or treatment of frailty and sarcopenia in the ageing population. ...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
The role of sound in people’s experience of smart products and services
This study will investigate the role of sound in people’s experience of smart products and services, and aim to develop a taxonomy and guidance for sound design based on experimental data. The emotion...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Development of an in vitro 3D tissue culture model to study the effects of environmental contaminants on the human fetal-placental unit
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are environmental chemicals that interfere with physiological systems, adversely affecting hormone balance (endocrine system) and disrupting the normal function o...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Reducing sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity for the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes
This proposed research will follow a process of intervention development and evaluation targeted at reducing and breaking up sitting time for the prevention and/or management of Type 2 diabetes. There...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Investigating the effects of surfactant proteins in ovarian cancer progression
Ovarian cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in in women; every year 7,000 women are diagnosed in UK. It is the second most common occurring in the reproductive tract and the fifth overall...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Machine condition diagnosis and prognosis
Smooth running of machines are vital in all sectors of manufacturing. In recent years much emphasis are put on the development of artificial intelligence techniques to solve issues related to machine ...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Issues in taxation
This project will entail theoretical work on tax and subsidy policies aimed at improvement of market outcomes. Part of the work may include empirical data analysis to calibrate and simulate the theore...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded