College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities - Studentships and Postgraduate Funding

Find below currently available PhD Studentships and postgraduate funding opportunities for subjects within the College of Social Science, Arts and Humanities. (see for subject listings)
School/DepartmentDescriptionClose Date
Leicester Law School

2 x PhD Studentships available for January 2019 start.

The Leicester Law School studentship provides a 3 year tuition fee waiver at UK/EU rates.

Further details and application process (.pdf)

Applicants from UK/EU only are welcome to apply


31 October 2018

Available for research within:

Media and Communication


Health Sciences

Human Geography

Museum Studies

ESRC Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Programme (DTP)

1. DTP Open Competition Studentships for September 2019

Studentship and application information can be found HERE

2. ESRC Collaborative and Joint Studentships

Projects will be listed HERE when available

ESRC Studentships are available to UK/EU applicants only.


Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (23:59 GMT)




Open Doctoral awards available in a range of subject areas - see links


Collaborative Doctoral Awards available in History

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Programme PhD Studentships now available for September 2019 entry

There are two funding routes

1. Midland4Cities Open Doctoral Award open competition


2. Midlands4Cities Collaborative Doctoral Awards

Leicester CDA projects :

M4C Studentships are available to UK/EU applicants only.


Noon 14th January 2019

UK Government Doctoral Loan

Doctoral / PhD Loans Available from UK Government  from 1 August 2018 for UK/EU Nationals

The UK Government has introduced new Postgraduate Doctoral Loans of up to £25,000 for PhDs and equivalent postgraduate research programmes from 2018.

Full details and the application form are available from  GOV.UK  Doctoral Loan

Please make sure you read the full eligibility and residency criteria.

If you apply for a Doctoral Loan you will be able to register for your course once you have provided us with evidence that your application has been approved. Students in receipt of the Doctoral Loan are able to pay in 3 instalments instead of the standard 2, the due dates of the instalments will be in line with the dates you receive your loan payments.

Various Postgraduate Scholarships

Gain a postgraduate scholarship from and win your share of £12,000 on offer. See full scholarship details

Open until filled

Postgraduate Loans

Masters Degree Loans - including MPhil (Master of Philosophy)

UK/EU Nationals living in England - Have you considered applying for a Postgraduate Loan to help fund your Taught Masters or MPhil study? Please refer to Postgraduate Loans for details of the loan arrangements, eligibility and the application process.

PhD Loans (Available from 2018 for UK Nationals)

The UK Government will introduce new doctoral loans of up to £25,000 for PhDs and equivalent postgraduate research programmes from 2018. Full details are to be announced shortly. In the meantime please refer to the latest information available at

Masters Degree (MA, MSc, MBA, LLM, MRes) Funding

Scholarships and bursaries for Masters degrees are advertised as they become available.

Please see the main listing for current Masters degree funding opportunities.

Scholarships available for individual Masters Courses can be found on the Fees and Funding section of the relevant Masters Course page.

Discount Schemes

Other Funding Sources

Alternatively, why not combine your postgraduate course with your career and earn while you learn - see our part-time and distance learning degrees.

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