Fees and scholarships
We are committed to the development of our postgraduate research community, and we provide a range of funding and scholarship opportunities to our PhD students.
Thinking about PhD study? Hear from our PGR Director and the PGR Admissions Tutor
This video is from our PhD study virtual event in 2022. It will answer a range of questions, such as:
- What is a PhD?
What does a PhD involve?
How do I apply?
What funding is available and how do I apply for it?
Our next PhD virtual event will be Monday 13th November 2023 4-5pm. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Postgraduate research tuition fees
The tuition fee you pay in your first year will increase (in line with inflation) for each subsequent year of study. Tuition fees for part-time degrees are usually charged at half of the rate of full-time degrees across twice the number of years (subject to an increase in subsequent years in line with inflation).
The tuition fee you pay in your first year will be the same for each subsequent year of study. Tuition fees for part-time degrees are usually charged at half of the rate of full-time degrees across twice the number of years.
Postgraduate research scholarships
All scholarship applications are made through the University's Postgraduate Online Application Form. When you start the application, you will see a drop down box that asks you which scholarship/s you are interested in. You should tick all that apply. The system will then open the appropriate application form based on your selection.
Scholarship Opportunities for 2024/25 entry
You must have a study offer (a PhD place) in place to be considered for a scholarship. You must apply for the PhD place no later than 11th January 2023 if you intend to also apply for a scholarship. This is a strict deadline. See how to apply for further details.
Scholarship opportunities for 24/25 will be added below in due course.
Funding opportunities for international students
The University holds a range of funding opportunities for international PhD applicants.
Where country specific scheme exist, they will be listed on the country pages here.
Our PhD finder also lets students search by funding status here.
PhD training in the Faculty of Social Sciences
As part of the Faculty of Social Sciences you will have access to world class training alongside your doctoral study. The Social Sciences Doctoral Training programme is tailored to your individual needs to ensure you have the right skills you need to develop your research.
The training programme is designed to exceed current UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) training and development guidelines, and gives all our social science PhD students access to ESRC-funded White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership cohort activities, regardless of your source of funding.
All our students receive interdisciplinary training and experience opportunities via the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, and additional discipline specific training is provided in each of our departments.
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