PhD scholarships

We offer a limited number of James Watt Scholarships. Our scholarships are aligned to specific research projects and follow a competitive recruitment process.

Our current PhD students have been sponsored by their employer, Government, or are self-funding, or have been awarded a PhD scholarship by the school or an external funder.

For candidates who are able to self-fund their studies, or who have already secured a Scholarship elsewhere, we can facilitate PhDs in the following areas:

  • Sustainable business models for the fashion and textile industries
  • Sustainable textile materials
  • Design Pedagogy
  • Culture and heritage
  • Nano-textiles
  • Functional textiles innovation and evaluation
  • Immersive design
  • Smart/functional polymers, fibres and fabrics
  • Engineering design 2D/3D fabric structures for various applications
  • Modelling of textile materials, structures and prediction of properties
  • Micro/Nano encapsulation of PCM for thermal management textiles and clothing
  • High velocity impact mechanisms of flexible materials and structures
  • Plasma assisted technology for surface modification and low-carbon-emission processes
  • Textile dyeing, printing and finishing for added functionality and value
  • Design for assistive living

You can contact us about research in these topics. If you have a research proposal related to any aspect of technical textiles, sustainable design or cultural heritage we would be delighted to discuss it further with you.