This PhD studentship will explore the potential contribution of digital technologies to reducing energy demand and assisting the transition to secure, low carbon energy systems. Applications are welcome for projects that investigate the historic and potential future impact of digital technologies on energy demand, the mechanisms contributing to those impacts and the means by which the energy-saving potential of digital technologies can be maximised.
Type of award
The PhD will be based in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex. Established in 1966, SPRU conducts research, consultancy and postgraduate teaching in the area of science, technology, and innovation policy. SPRU comprises over 70 faculty and 60 doctoral students and is ranked third in the world and the highest in the UK in a global list of think tanks in science and technology. SPRU has a track record of mentoring researchers from different backgrounds and training them to produce interdisciplinary social science research that is highly relevant to policymakers and other stakeholders.
The Sussex Energy Group (SEG) at SPRU aims to understand and foster transitions towards sustainable, low carbon energy systems. Drawing from SPRU’s tradition, the Group undertakes academically rigorous, interdisciplinary social science research on contemporary energy and climate policy challenges. SEG’s work is funded from a range of sources, including the UK Research Councils, UK government departments and the European Commission.
The research area:
This PhD studentship will explore the potential contribution of digital technologies to reducing energy demand and assisting the transition to secure, low carbon energy systems.
Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
Type of award
100% international student tuition fees, living expenses and flight (economy)
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
have an undergraduate degree
have at least two years’ work experience
have received an unconditional offer on an eligible Masters by July 2019 (it is possible to apply for the scholarship before receiving an offer of a place)
meet the Chevening English language requirement by July 2019
return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
have senior management experience and/or good degree results
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How to apply
You must apply for admission to the Sussex MBA course via the University’s PG Apply online application system for a September start (full-time or part-time) or via this link for January or April part-time start. You can only apply for the MBA scholarships once you have been accepted onto the course.
Applicants who have been offered a place on the MBA programme and feel that they have relevant (senior) management experience and/or good degree results must send an informal expression of interest for the MBA scholarship to firstname.lastname@example.org once they have been offered a place on the MBA programme. Scholarships will then be determined based on your initial MBA application and the interview.
PhD Studentship: Inertial sensors and lattices for Quantum Technology
A 3.5 year PhD position is available in in the Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Group with Prof. Barry Garraway in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Sussex.
The position consists of current fees and a yearly stipend of £14296 which can be supplemented by tutoring. The position also includes an annual travel allowance. You should have a physics, electrical engineering or related degree.
The physics of ultra-cold atoms provides fantastic opportunities for the development of new ideas with applications such as new and more precise sensors in quantum technology. This theory project is expected to co-operate with experimental work: the PhD student will take a leading role in the development of techniques for the control of ultra-cold atoms. The work aims to make theoretical studies of quantum systems in topologies such as atoms in elongated traps, rings, lattices, shells and toroids. The work may have applications to interferometry, rotation sensing, accelerometers and quantum information processing.
The project will build on recent proposals to make microwave loop traps  and lattices  for ultra-cold atoms that may be used for model condensed matter simulations and quantum information processing on a grid. For a recent review of related work see . The project is mostly theoretical, but there may be an opportunity for experimental work, too. The project will be connected to work in the UK Quantum Technology hub in sensors and metrology as the work in this project is highly relevant, as underpinning science, to the development of quantum technologies.
The University of Sussex is located a short distance from the city of Brighton and Hove. It is a vibrant seaside location, boasting beautiful views and a huge range of activities and attractions. The city has great transport links, and the area is surrounded by unique villages and the South Downs National Park.
The University of Sussex Experimental Particle Physics group plays a critically important role in a number of experiments at the frontiers of our knowledge of particle physics, with main involvement in: the ATLAS experiment and its upgrades at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, the SNO+ neutrinoless double beta decay experiment at SNOLAB (Canada), the NOvA and DUNE neutrino oscillation experiments at Fermilab (USA), and the Neutron EDM experiment at PSI (Switzerland).
We are presently offering several fully funded studentships on these experiments available to UK and EU nationals for a September 2017 start. Funded studentships cover a tax free bursary (£14,553 per annum in 2017/18) and home/EU fees for 3.5 years. Additional financial support is provided to cover short-term and long-term travel. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held in February and March. There are also funding opportunities for non-EU students to work on projects in our group through a China Scholarship Council/Sussex joint scholarship (open to Chinese nationals) and the Sussex Chancellor’s International Research Scholarship (open to any nationality).
Type of award
£14553 (2017-18) per annum tax-free bursary and waiver of fees each year for 3.5 years. Full-time study
You should have a physics or related degree, or be due to graduate before September 2018.
Multiple PhD Studentships: Application of Graphics and computational fabrication techniques for novel 3D printed acoustic devices (2018)
Multiple PhD studentships in computational fabrication and graphics are available in the Interact Lab of the University of Sussex.
Type of award
Multiple PhD studentships in computational fabrication and graphics are available in the Interact Lab of the University of Sussex from October 2018. The project will be supervised by Sriram Subramanian (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=CO9UQcsAAAAJ&hl=en).
Our group is interested in exploring the use of 3D printed structures to shape and sculpt sound input sound fields. These 3D printed structures are often called metamaterials and can be used to create acoustic lenses and mirrors. Using these structures, we can create novel haptic devices, speakers and many new interactive experiences.
This project will involve using computer graphics techniques to model and analyse these structures to make structures that are efficient and effective in manipulating input sound fields. This project will give you the opportunity to collaborate in a novel field of cutting edge research in a highly applied and fast moving area. The successful candidate will engage with many ongoing research collaborators in UK, Denmark, Sweden and USA. In addition to undertaking high quality research and publishing in top graphics and HCI conferences/ journals, the group also creates significant impact by developing technology that is integrated into different industry products.
The University is delighted to offer a £10,000 scholarship to an outstanding student applying to study an eligible Masters degree in the Department of Engineering commencing in 2018/19. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and leadership experience in your chosen field.
Type of award
Tuition fee waiver and maintenance grant
The scholarship is worth £10,000. This is awarded as a tuition fee reduction with any remainder paid as maintenance.
Who is eligible
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have accepted a full-time place on one of the following Masters degrees in the Department of Engineering commencing in September 2018:
Applications are invited for a prestigious fully-funded 3 year PhD studentship in Space Instrumentation at the University of Sussex. The successful applicant will join the MicroADS mission team in the Space Research Group. MicroADS is a novel satellite attitude determination system which offers star-tracker levels of performance in a much smaller instrument. It is anticipated that MicroADS will be flown on a LEO demonstrator mission in c.2021.
Type of award
About the PhD Studentship
You will work on developing the MicroADS instrument hardware and on board instrument software, with the exact split between these activities determined by your aptitude and the instrument’s needs. Your work will include development and characterisation of the instrument optics, electronics, and interfaces with spacecraft systems. The PhD requires a strong practical/experimental background in physics and/or spacecraft engineering.
About the Space Research Group
The Space Research Group conducts fundamental and applied work in a variety of areas related to space science, spacecraft engineering, and high performance hardware for terrestrial environments. The group is particularly well known for its world-leading contributions in: X-ray spectrometers for astronomy and planetary science; e– spectrometers for space plasma physics; radioisotope microbatteries; compound semiconductor material physics; spacecraft GNC systems; and extreme environment instrumentation. The Space Research Group is entrepreneurial, business-focused, and committed to the highest quality of scientific research.
About the PhD supervisor
The PhD will be supervised by Prof. Anna M. Barnett. Prof. Barnett is Professor of Space Research and Director of the Sussex Space Research Group. She is an experimental physicist with internationally recognised expertise in detector physics and instrumentation for space science and extreme terrestrial environments (high temperature, intense radiation). As of April 2018, Prof. Barnett holds research funding totalling >£2M in value. She has won numerous prizes and awards including the 2016 Philip Leverhulme Prize, and she is the youngest person ever awarded a Personal Chair at University of Sussex (equivalent to a US Full Professor with Tenure).
The University of Sussex is delighted to offer the prestigious Stuart Hall Scholarship, which the University offers every year to one student in the Department of Media and Film. The Scholarship is worth £5,000 and is awarded as a tuition fee reduction.
Type of award
Tuition fee reduction
The scholarship is awarded as a £5,000 tuition fee reduction.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have accepted an offer of a full time place on a Masters in the Department of Media and Film. Courses in this department include:
Cultural and Creative Industries MA
Digital Documentary MA
Digital Media MA
Film Studies MA
Gender and Media MA
International Journalism MA
Journalism and Documentary Practice MA
Journalism and Media Studies MA
Media and Cultural Studies MA
Media and Practice for Development and Social Change MA
You must also:
Have, or expect to achieve, a first class honours or 2.1 degree from a UK university, or equivalent degree from an overseas institution