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Contact UsThe MOBIE Northumbria Homes For The Future Innovation centre is part of MOBIE’s innovative career pathway which empowers young people to define how they want to live now, and in the future.

There will be 15 PhD studentships available through the centre to start by 2022. These studentships will be co-funded and co-designed by Northumbria University and a range of partners, with the aim of driving direct business benefits from the research across the duration of the PhD. Whether you are already working for an organisation and are interested in pursuing a PhD with them, or are an independent candidate looking to work on a real-world project with potential for high impact, there are a range of opportunities available.

Students will have access to Northumbria University's graduate school training programme, helping them to become a fully-rounded researcher, as well as access to a range of industry events hosted by Northumbria University’s large-scale initiatives such as IC3. The ultimate aim of the programme is to give students the skills they need to transform how homes are designed and delivered in the future, making homebuilding a clean, precision-engineered and efficient process with greater levels of quality control.


  • Improve your skills and boost your credentials without sacrificing an existing job or salary OR
  • Apply your knowledge to a live project and develop strong industry connections which will set up your career – whether you’d like to continue in academia and pursue a career in industry
  • Study alongside fellow PhD students working on similar themes, creating opportunities for knowledge sharing and support through your PhD
  • Be guided through your PhD by one of the world class academic supervisors at Northumbria University - a top 30 ranked UK university
  • Be part of an impressive alumni including award winning students like Faye Sedgewick, whose vision for an abandoned hospital on Newcastle Quayside won a National Student Designer Award at the Association for Project Safety (APS) National Awards.

If you are a student or a prospective student interested in one of the PhD studentships please complete the register interest form and we will get back in touch with you with further information.

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