Find details on how to find and apply for PhD or MSc by Research funding.

PhD funding

There are several funding options available to PhD students. In the first instance, check through our list of available projects where the titles will include partial or full funding opportunities.

School of GeoSciences Masters Funding in Human Geography

Fully-funded MSc by Research in Human Geography

Applications are invited for a fully-funded studentship, starting in September 2015, for the MSc by Research in Human Geography. This ESRC and AHRC-recognised training degree programme includes supervised independent research, supported by course-based research training, delivered by top scholars in the field of human geography and related disciplines. The research may be in any area of social, urban, environmental, development, political, historical or cultural geography supported by the Human Geography Research Group. The studentship will cover all fees and provide a full maintenance grant.

Applications comprising a CV; a 1500 word research proposal; and two academic references should be made to no later than 5pm on Monday 27th July 2015. Prospective applicants must discuss their research proposal with a prospective supervisor in advance of submitting an application. Further enquires can be directed to

Note that this studentship is open only to applicants who are ordinarily resident in the UK.

School of GeoSciences Studentships

The School provides several partially funded studentships to UK and EU PhD applicants each year.

To be considered, you must be able pay at least half of your PhD costs over the three-year period or have secured financial support through your intended supervisor.

You must apply for a School Studentship through your supervisor, so we advise students to contact their supervisors about this type of funding early in the application process.

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