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School of Engineering and Digital Arts Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarship

£14,777 (2018/19 rate) plus Home/EU fees

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts conducts high-quality research that has had significant national and international impact with the spread of our expertise allowing us to respond rapidly to new developments. There is a flourishing student population studying for postgraduate research degrees in a supportive teaching and research environment. We are well equipped with state-of-the-art software and experimental laboratory facilities.

We offer a wide range of research disciplines related to Electronic, Communications, Control and Information Engineering and successfully combine modern engineering and technology with the exciting field of digital media. Interested students are invited to look at the research projects of each of our Research Groups. Alternatively, you may wish to suggest an appropriate self-selected PhD topic and consult a prospective supervisor for further discussion.

- Communications

- Instrumentation and Control

- Intelligent Interactions

Applications are particularly encouraged from applicants wishing to appoint any of the prospective supervisors:-
- Dr Alexandra Covaci
- Dr Md Moinul Hossain
- Dr Lijuan Wang

The studentship will be administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant Scheme with the expectation that some teaching will be undertaken. Further details of the scheme can be found at https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/GTA%20Conditions%20of%20Service-jul16%20(1)%20(1).pdf.

For further information on the Vice Chancellor Research Scholarships please visit here.

Any enquiries should be directed to Tara Sutton (t.j.sutton@kent.ac.uk)


  • We are looking for an excellent student with a good Honours degree (First or 2i) and, preferably, a Master’s degree at merit or distinction in a relevant subject or equivalent. 
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential. 
  • The scholarship competition is open to all new postgraduate research applicants, applying for September 2019 entry. 
  • Current Kent research students are not eligible for this scholarship. 
  • UK, EU and overseas fee paying students are invited to apply. Please note that overseas students must have the appropriate documentation to evidence eligibility to work in the UK. Further information can be found at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/human-resources/immigration/right-to-work/acceptable-documents.html

How to apply

Apply for either a Digital Arts PhD or Electronic Engineering PhD uploading a copy of your research proposal together with the name of a prospective supervisor.


Applications are now closed

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