School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences PhD Scholarships

Information about eligibility and the application process

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS) is pleased to offer a number of PhD scholarships for programmes starting in the 2024/25 academic year. The scholarships are available to postgraduate students intending to study for a PhD within PPLS on either a full or part-time basis. The awards are offered on a highly competitive basis and are subject to annual renewal for the duration of your prescribed period (3 years full-time, 6 years part-time).

Applications are welcome from students applying to study in any of our three subject areas: Philosophy, Psychology and Linguistics & English Language (LEL)


  • These scholarships are funded by the School of PPLS.
  • The award provides full-time tuition fees (UK or overseas level) with an annual stipend for three years. The stipend will be set to the UKRI level for 2024/25. The UKRI level for 2023-24 is currently £18,622 for full-time students, or the pro rata equivalent for part-time students.


  • The successful applicant will have a very good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and ideally will have, or will be studying for, a postgraduate masters degree (or equivalent).
  • Existing doctoral researchers (i.e. those in their 1st or 2nd year of doctoral study) are not eligible for this award.


Apply to the relevant PhD programme by November 13th 2023. All complete PhD applications received by these deadlines will be considered for the scholarships. There is no additional application form, you will be automatically considered.

Application process