PhD studentships

As part of the continuing expansion of the Medical School we have at any one time a varying number of funded PhD studentships available.

These are usually advertised below on the University website and also via We are also delighted to always receive applications for self-funded PhDs at any time.

At present we offer Masters By Research, MPhil, PhD and MD qualifications to suitably qualified applicants and although our general programme title is Medical Studies our current PhD/MDs are researching across a broad range of topics ranging from biomedical to health service research.

For any enquiries about postgraduate research study in the University of Exeter Medical School please contact Medical School Graduate Research: Enquire online.


Information on the studentships currently available can be found on the funding database search

PhD studentship for BSc Medical Sciences students

For the first time, we have the pleasure of offering a PhD studentship to our Medical Science students. This studentship is designed to provide the successful applicant an excellent opportunity to engage with world leading research at Exeter University, while developing the PhD student’s educational portfolio. This innovative PhD opportunity will provide a fertile and supportive environment for our Medical Sciences students to develop their professional skills for a successful career path in applied Health and Medicine.

Read more about this studentship and apply now.

Entry requirements

In all instances the minimum qualification is a 2.1 Honours degree or above in a suitable discipline (individual projects may have more specific requirements).

Non UK candidates must also have IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 7 and above (or equivalent qualification).

For any queries about these projects please contact Medical School Graduate Research in the first instance: Enquire online