Graduate School

College research awards

Information for entry in session 2018/19 .

About these awards

In the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, these PhD studentships pay a stipend at the equivalent rate to that offered by the Research Councils of the United Kingdom (value TBA, but for guidance, in 2017-2018 this was £14,553). The stipend will be paid in equal monthly instalments for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory performance. Awards will be paid pro-rata for part-time candidates.

The School will consider possible candidates in conjunction with the results of applications for School and AHRC awards, and will therefore automatically consider applicants for those awards. There is no separate application process.

We therefore strongly urge all eligible candidates to apply for either or both the School and AHRC awards, and we will automatically also consider all who do for the College Research Awards.


All scholarships are highly competitive. To be considered for a College Research Award, you must:

  • Hold a UK 2.1 or first class honours undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field
  • Hold, or successfully achieve before commencing yout PhD with us, an equally high standard of postgraduate masters degree in a relevant field
  • Have submitted a scholarship application for an AHRC Doctoral Scholarships or School of HCA Doctoral award (see links below)

If you have any queries about your eligibility, please contact our Graduate Officers, as below:

History: Dr Diana Paton, Diana., tel no: 0131 650 4578

Classics: Dr Den Russell,, tel no: 0131 650 3472

Archaeology: Dr Robert Leighton,, tel no: 0131 650 8197

Useful Links

AHRC awards in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology

School Doctoral Scholarships