Apply for a PhD scholarship
Explore funded PhD projects starting in 2023 across a range of subject areas.
Whether you’re a UK, EU or international student, you’ll find exciting opportunities to start your postgraduate research journey with us in October 2023. You can apply for one of our funded PhD studentships in the following subject areas.
Funded PhD projects
Funding information and eligibility
Candidates applying for these projects may be eligible to compete for one of a number of bursaries available – some bursaries fund tuition fees only, while others cover tuition fees at the UK rate for three years plus a stipend in line with the UKRI rate (£18,622 for 2023/24).
Most projects are open to applications from UK, EU and international students unless otherwise specified in the project advert. Please check your eligibility before submitting a formal application.
How to apply
1. Select a subject area from the list above where you will find eligible project areas/projects and entry criteria.
2. Get in touch with the named project supervisor to discuss your interest before you apply. Forwarding your CV and an outline of your research idea would help speed up the process.
3. When you are ready to apply, use the online application form link found in the project advert, making sure you submit all the required documentation before the application deadline.
Please note: If you want to be considered for a funded PhD opportunity you must quote the project code provided when applying.
Application deadlines vary depending on the funding scheme.
What happens next?
We’ll review your application and if you’re shortlisted, you’ll be invited to an interview. Shortlisting and interviews will take place after the application deadline.
Find out more
Postgraduate Open Evenings and events
Our postgraduate events are your chance to explore the University and the city before making your decision. Come to our next event to talk to our postgrad team, course leaders and current students.
Explore our PhD projects
Look through our funded and self-funded PhD research projects and find out how to apply.
Find a PhD Supervisor
If you've already got your own research idea, start looking for a supervisor whose research interests match yours.
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