Fees and funding
We are keen to recruit the very best talent from all over the world. Find details of tuition fees and opportunities for scholarships and financial support for our Postgraduate Research students.
Tuition fees and costs
Annual tuition fees are listed on the Postgraduate Study Programme Fees pages related to your desired exit level and duration of study.
- MSc by Research - 1 Year (Full-time)
- MSc by Research - 2 years (Part-time)
- PhD Education - 3 Years (Full-time)
- PhD Education - 6 Years (Part-time)
- PhD Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences - 3 Years (Full-time)
- PhD Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences - 6 Years (Part-time)
Scholarships and funding
Scholarship opportunities are subject to change each year. We are pleased to offer a number of scholarships, but students are encouraged to seek out opportunities from the University and external funding bodies. Please check back regularly for details of scholarships as these are announced on an ad-hoc basis.
Applicants may apply for as many of the awards as they wish, providing they are eligible. If successful, an applicant who has applied for multiple awards will only be awarded one. Subject to satisfactory progress, all scholarships are awarded for three years.
Scottish Graduate School of Social Science: Open Competition
Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarships (EDCS)
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Award (CRA)
Other scholarships and funding
Scholarships and funding are subject to change. The following are displayed as indicative of scholarships offered in previous years.
'Creators in the classroom: developing writing for pleasure, and future writers, in Scottish primary schools' - AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award
Closing date 23 May 2022.
The University of Glasgow, the University of Edinburgh, and the Scottish Book Trust are seeking a doctoral student for an AHRC and The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership award, ‘Creators in the classroom: developing writing for pleasure, and future writers, in Scottish primary schools.’ This fully-funded PhD project aims to provide a robust evidence base for the examination of creative writing with children. It will contribute to current understandings of children’s creativity by exploring if/how artist-led creative writing workshops/residencies can promote WfP cultures in Scottish schools, independent WfP in primary school children, and create a pipeline for future authors, particularly those traditionally underrepresented in the creative industries.
Evaluation of the World Rugby Activate Injury Prevention Programme in Scottish Female Rugby Union - MPhil Research Studentship (full-time)
Closing date 18 August 2022.
In response to the variation in the rate and pattern of injury in rugby union across playing level, age, and sex, this MPhil will seek to develop new knowledge to understand the injury trends within women’s rugby union. This study is part of a Tri-Nations World Rugby funded Project, across Scotland, England and Wales and this studentship will be based in Scotland, focussing on Scottish Rugby. Working closely with the Scottish Rugby Development and Medical Lead, the project will describe the specific injury trends in women’s national level rugby union in Scotland, and based on the knowledge obtained, evaluate the efficacy of the World Rugby Activate injury prevention programme to reduce the burden of training and match injury.
Applications are invited for an exciting opportunity to undertake a fees-funded two-year MPhil research studentship at the University of Edinburgh. The project will measure injury trends in the women’s rugby union game in Scotland and implement and evaluate subsequent injury prevention strategies to enhance player welfare in the women’s game. The successful candidate will be located in the Institute for Sport, PE and Health Sciences, St Leonards Land, University of Edinburgh.
Criteria: Applicants will need to hold a good honours degree (minimum 2:1) in a related subject area, while a postgraduate qualification is desirable. Applicants will also need to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and experience relevant to the specific subject area of the MPhil, as well as the potential to successfully complete a higher degree by research. The applicant will be primarily located at the University of Edinburgh but will be expected to undertake data collection in and around Scotland. Driving licence is essential. You must be a UK national domiciled in the UK. There is potential for the studentship to be extended to a PhD (tbd).
Application: Applicants should provide a personal statement (max 1000 words) outlining; (i) your experience in respect to this area of research; (ii) reasons for applying; and (iii) a brief outline of your initial thoughts on the area of this doctoral research plan. Please do not submit a formal research proposal. Please send your personal statement and full CV to: education.PhD@ed.ac.uk Please provide the name, address and status of two referees who are willing to provide a reference for you. One should be your present or most recent employer (unless you have not worked before) and one other should be an academic referee who is able to describe your suitability for this post. References are normally taken up when the candidate is invited for interview.
Supervisory Team: Dr Debbie Palmer, Neil Graham. Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Debbie Palmer email@example.com
Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 18 August. Interviews Monday 22 August.
Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships
Applicants must apply for this award directly to the College. The scholarship deadline is 23:59 GMT 28th January 2021.
The University of Edinburgh Graduate Discount Scheme
The University offers a 10% discount in postgraduate degree tuition fees for alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh.
University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Funding Opportunities
You may be eligible for other scholarships, loans or other funding schemes from the University of Edinburgh or an external organisation.
Opportunities to contribute to teaching may become available for PhD students who have completed their first year of study and undertaken the relevant training. Such opportunities vary from year to year and are not guaranteed.