Scholarships and Student Funding

School Scholarships

The School of Social and Political Science is pleased to offer funded PhD awards for 2023-2024 entry.


The award covers full tuition fees (UK, EU or Overseas level) and an annual stipend which will be set to the UKRI level for 2023/24. The UKRI level for 2022-23 is currently £17,668 for full-time students, or the pro rata equivalent for part-time students.

Awards are made for one year in the first instance and are renewable for up to a further two years (pro-rata for part-time students), subject to satisfactory academic progress.

All scholarship award holders are expected to be energetic members of our postgraduate community, and will engage with opportunities to present their work to the wider student and staff body during the period covered by their award.  We offer our postgraduates a range of training and development opportunities appropriate to their programme of study.


These awards are available both to students intending to commence PhD study in September 2023 and to students currently in the first year of their PhD in the School (if successful this will be a 2-year award). These awards are available to all areas of research within the School of Social and Political Science.

Please note these scholarships are only for PhD study, not for MSc by Research.

When making decisions, the Selection Committee will consider the applicant's academic achievements, research proposal, research potential, any publications made, any relevant non-academic experience, and the degree of support provided by references.  Financial status and nationality are not taken into account.


Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for admission to a relevant PhD programme in the school on either a full-time or part-time basis


Applications for the 2023-2024 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 2nd of February deadline has now passed.

 Frequently Asked Questions


All applicants will be notified of the outcome in early June 2023.

Further Information

School of Social and Political Science

School of Social and Political Science PhD Scholarships

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