Postgraduate research funding

We are delighted to invite applications for postgraduate research funding. We cannot guarantee funding, but we are happy to offer advice, support, and feedback on funding applications and research proposals. 


The best source of information on postgraduate funding at Sheffield is the University's main scholarships site.

Department-specific opportunities for PhD funding

White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) Studentships

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. WRoCAH offering at least 48 PhD studentships starting in October 2021 at Leeds, Sheffield and York, through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP2) scheme.

More information and how to apply

University of Sheffield (UoS) Scholarships

The University also offers a wide range of scholarships of its own, providing either full or partial funding.  All students are eligible to apply for these scholarships, including UK, EU and Overseas students.  Details, deadlines and application forms are on the University scholarships site. These studentships are intended for new PhD starters only: students already in their first or second year are not eligible to apply.

More information and how to apply

Postgraduate Doctoral Loans

Non-means-tested loans will be available to students studying postgraduate research courses from September 2018.

More information

Income from teaching

The Department offers some paid teaching in philosophy to its PhD students. From early in their PhD studies, students are eligible to run tutorials for first-year undergraduates on a range of topics. More senior PhD students can then apply for the opportunity to design and deliver a whole module on the topic of their research. Other students gain some lecturing experience through delivery of one or two lectures for an existing module.

External funding

Many external organisations offer funding for postgraduate study but have varying eligibility criteria. Find out more about external funding opportunities.


Up-to-date information on tuition fees:


For more information on postgraduate funding, including support and advice on applying, please contact Rosanna Keefe (Director of Graduate Admissions)

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