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What funding will I need?

You will need to have funding to cover the cost of your fees and your living expenses for a minimum of 3 years. You may also need to cover the cost of any additional  research expenses such as fieldwork or lab work if your funding does not include these.  If you are applying with your own research proposal, please provide a breakdown of what your additional costs may be (e.g travel to place of fieldwork, subsistence during fieldwork, likely costs of data or labwork).  If you are applying for an advertised topic, your prospective supervisors will be able to advise whether there is funding available for these costs or if you/they will need to apply for additional funding.

How do I apply for funding?

Funding can sometimes be attached to a particular project, but more often you will need to apply for a scholarship funded by the University, one of the Research Councils or an external government or organisation. University and Research Council scholarships are usually advertised in between October and December with application deadlines between January to June. To maximise your chances of success, you should apply to for as many scholarships as possible.  Please note that you should ideally submit your PhD application to the School well before the scholarship deadline to allow time for processing.  We can accept applications submitted up to the scholarship deadline but this reduces the time we have to consider your application and chase up any missing documents.

A list of some of the current or recent funding opportunities can be found on our funding page or the University's Postgraduate Scholarships website