Call for applications for 2023 PhD placement scheme

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PhD placements are offered for 3 months full time or, wherever possible, part-time equivalent.  A range of projects across the Library's departments and sites is available, as listed below. Where the nature of the project allows it, the option to undertake some or all of the project remotely will be offered.


PhD placement projects for 2023/24

Please click on the project title to download the full project profile.


How to apply

Please ensure that you have carefully read the Application Guidelines and the placement project description before completing and submitting the Application Form.

The deadline for this call is: 5pm on Monday 20 February 2023.

Once you have submitted your application, you should receive an auto-reply from us, which will serve as confirmation of receipt. Please ensure you have received this. 


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