Research class

One of the most common types of PhD study at Imperial is via studentships. These are externally funded projects in defined areas of research, which comes with a named supervisor (who has secured funding) in a particular department, centre or institute.

While studentships usually have a fixed deadline, many of our departments also welcome applications all year round from suitably qualified Doctoral candidates.

Use our department links below to find out which research groups are working in your area of interest. Remember, many of Imperial’s centres and institutes span multiple subject areas.

Also, see our PhD Training Centres section for information on opportunities through our Centres for Doctoral Training and Doctoral Training Partnerships.

Find out more about Doctoral study at Imperial.

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Imperial College Business School

Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication

Global Challenge Institutes