Research scholarships, bursaries and studentships

Research scholarships, bursaries and studentships

We regularly offer exciting opportunities for doctoral studentships, both fully funded and fees-only. Our PhD studentships cover all of our subject areas, academic departments and research centres.

Research studentships

The studentships are for a maximum period of three years and annual renewal is subject to satisfactory progress. Applicants will normally have a track record of high academic achievement, relevant to the discipline being applied to, demonstrated by a first class or upper second undergraduate Honours degree and/or a Master’s degree (or equivalent) and supported by two academic references. The ability to work independently, with the support of a supervisory team, and the enthusiasm to contribute to a vibrant and stimulating research environment are essential.

Our 2018 studentship information will be available soon. 

For further details, contact 

Research Fee Bursary

Open to: Postgraduate research students
Criteria: Means-tested application
Value: Up to £900
Access agreement: No
How to apply: Please complete the Research Fee Bursary Application form and ensure that you read the accompanying guidance notes. For more information contact 

Research Expenses

Fully registered research students may apply for research expenses of up to £500 a year.

This fund is available for books, specialist equipment, attendance at conferences, etc. There is limited funding, and funds are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. You need to apply to your Faculty Manager and fill in the claim form which you submit together with your receipts and approval from your Director of Studies.

Please contact your Faculty Manager for further details.