Graduate School

School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Graduate School

PhD students

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Arts and Humanities Research Council 2015

We expect well qualified UK and EU students in certain disciplines within the School to be able to apply for the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Students should apply to the council that is most relevant to their area of study.

Economic and Social Research Council studentships 2015

We expect well qualified UK and EU students in certain disciplines within the School to be able to apply for the Economic and Social Research Council studentships. Students should apply to the council that is most relevant to their area of study.

The McMillan Awards

These scholarships are for current PhD students entering their second or third year of study. These one-year scholarships are provided in memory of the late Professor James F. (Jim) McMillan (1948-2010), Richard Pares Professor of History and the founding Head of the (then) School of History and Classics at Edinburgh. Professor McMillan was a celebrated researcher, teacher and postgraduate supervisor, and the School wishes to associate a new generation of scholars with his achievement and legacy.

The William R McFarlane Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded to the best full-time applicant who meets the relveant criteria and is accepted onto a PhD in History commencing in the academic year 2015-2016. The value of the award is £15,000 per year for the duration of the recipient's PhD degree programme (usually three years subject to satisfactory progress).

Wolfson Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities

The Wolfson Foundation will offer three research scholarships for UK students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2015-2016 academic session in any subject that falls within the following three disciplines: History, Literature, and Languages.

School Doctoral Scholarships

The School is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for its Doctoral Scholarships Awards for 2015-2016 entry. Up to three awards will be available.

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship

These awards are designed to attract high quality overseas research students to the University of Edinburgh.

Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

The University will offer 50 PhD scholarships for students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2015-2016 academic session. These awards are open to student in History, Classics and Archaeology.

Scholarships and Student Funding Services

The School funding pages list a few key awards, but we strongly recommend that you look carefully at the University's Scholarships and Student Funding Services pages to see if there are other awards you are eligible for.