Fully funded PhD scholarship opportunities

We are offering up to 30 fully funded PhD scholarships for autumn 2016. According to the latest national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), our research programme is ranked in the top five of all UK modern universities. Overall, 65% of our submitted research received the prestigious 4* and 3* rating as world-leading and internationally excellent.

Our research is also characterised by a focus on impact - addressing the cultural, economic and social challenges facing society today. We have a distinctive commitment to collaboration with external organisations, underpinned by strong areas of research excellence that are truly world-leading.

As a member of our Doctoral School, you will contribute to this research as an integral part of a thriving academic community.

How to apply for a scholarship

The application process differs according to the subject area. We are inviting applications across a range of disciplines, and further information can be found by clicking on your area of research interest below


Applications for our 2016 scholarships have now closed. The 2017 scholarships and associated application process will be announced in the coming Autumn.