Postgraduate research funding
The School of Social Sciences receives money from a range of sources to help our postgraduate researchers fund their studies.
The School's postgraduate community is one of the largest, most diverse and most dynamic for social sciences in the UK, and is committed to supporting the best qualified applicants financially. The School has access to a range of studentships and scholarships from a range of sources to help you fund your programme.
In 2017, the School funded 30 new PhD students and a further 21 students were successfully awarded a research council PhD award. Both awards were for the duration of the programme.
Funding your programme will be a crucial factor in your decision to apply for a postgraduate research degree, so the earlier you consider your funding options, the better.
Search for funding opportunities
Choose your country and programme of study to search our postgraduate research funding opportunities database. Alternatively, you can view funding opportunities for all of our School's programmes.
There are also other funding opportunities advertised via the Faculty of Humanities.
Please pay special attention to the deadlines for each programme as they do vary.
PhD Student Loan
- Borrow up to £25,000 for the whole course.
- Loan is paid directly to students and can be used for tuition fees and living costs.
- Loan is divided equally across each year of the course in three installments.
CSC-China Scholarship Scheme - CHANGE OF DEADLINE
The CSC has brought-forward the deadline for applications. If you will be applying to the CSC you MUST have submitted a full-programme application by Monday 15 January 2018 at the very latest. Please refer to the CSC's website for details on when to submit the CSC documents.
Grundy Educational Trust
- View the full details on the Grundy Education Trust website - please make sure that you read the criteria carefully before contacting the postgraduate office.
The Wellcome Trust
Already have a programme offer for 2018?
If you already have a confirmed PhD programme offer for 2018 you will automatically be considered for any relevant funding.
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