Centre for European and International Studies Research

PhD Study

Our postgraduate research programme is open to both full-time and part-time students. Students are expected to pay their own fees or make other arrangements for them to be paid. A direct debit scheme is available to spread the payments until March (for October enrolment).

A number of PhD bursaries are advertised annually, usually in January for a start the following October. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences PhD bursaries.

Integral to the postgraduate research programme is the researcher development programme, offered by the Graduate School. All commencing students are expected to attend courses offered on this programme, which runs throughout the PhD programme.

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To make an application, or to learn more about the application process, please visit the university's Postgraduate Research pages: 

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PhD Bursaries

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers fully-funded PhD bursaries across the range of specialisms within the Centre for European and International Studies Research. The current application period is closed. 

ESRC social sciences PhD funding applications now open

You could get funding through the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) if you start a social sciences PhD programme in the 2017/18 academic year.

As well as covering all programme fees, the studentship also includes an annual maintenance grant, which is £14,553 in 2017/18.

For more information and how to apply, please see the SCDTP funding page

Please note you will need to submit your application for the 2017/18 academic year by 21 July, 2017 (for the specific projects) and 28 July, 2017 (for open call projects)

Faculty Postgraduate Centre

The Postgraduate Centre offers a support base for students to assist with all aspects of admission. We very much welcome your interest in postgraduate research and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Email: humssresearch@port.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 23 9284 6037