PhD Research

Watch PhD student Mike Copper explain why he chose to study at Bradford.

Recruitment and selection

Faculty research is very important and recruitment of high quality postgraduate research students is a key part of the Faculty of Life Sciences strategic plan. If you are interested in applying please follow the online application process, selecting one of the available projects on this site.

Selection of PGR students will be subject to successful interview (either in person or by skype or conference call) by the supervisory team and one independent member of academic staff with significant PGR supervisory experience. We advise you to contact potential supervisors to discuss your application prior to formal submission of an application.

Externally funded projects

Details of projects will be posted as they become available.

Self funded projects

Candidates can apply for the self-funded projects listed below.

Applications are accepted at any time.

 Project TitleSupervisorsHow to Apply


Magnetic moments in the past: defining the geomagnetic field in the first millennium AD

Magnetic moments in the past  (pdf)

Dr Cathy Batt

Dr Steve Dockrill

Online application


Ashes to Ashes: use of natural resources in the past

Ashes to Ashes: use of natural resources in the past (pdf)

Dr Cathy Batt

Dr Julie Bond

Online application


Investigating structure and preservation within earthen mounds using Electrical Imaging techniques

Please contact supervisors for details

Dr Chris Gaffney

Dr Cathy Batt

Online application