Below is a list of PhD projects being offered in 2020. The list will be continuously updated over time.
Please click on a project title to expand it and find out more about it. The associated contact name refers to the primary supervisor and forms the start of their email address, e.g. "Contact: Joe.Bloggs" refers to email address Joe.Bloggs@manchester.ac.uk.
You are welcome to contact a member of staff to find out more about their project. Alternatively, you are welcome to discuss other project ideas you may have.
All of the projects listed below are eligible for funding through the general pool of funding schemes listed on our funding page. Any projects marked as "Allocated funding" carry specific guaranteed funding attached to the project. Applicants for "allocated funding" projects will be assessed and shortlisted separately from the general pool.
For details on the application process and of application deadlines please refer to the Postgraduate Study page.
As projects are continually added, applicants are encouraged to apply even if a project area they are interested in is not listed. In this case you may indicate in the application form your preferred area of research (e.g. "cosmology") for the Research Title.