Fees and Funding
Please see postgraduate course fees for further information.
The School of Law has an excellent track record of securing funding for PhD students. Many of our postgraduate research students receive funding from both the School and the University, and external bodies including UK research councils, the Leverhulme Trust, the Modern Law Review. To have the best chance of success you will need to prepare your application well before the closing date and discuss it in advance with the School's Director of Postgraduate Research. Register your interest to receive notifications of these and other scholarship opportunities when they arise.
School of Law PhD Scholarships
Up to three School of Law scholarships will be offered for students entering the PhD programme in 2012-13. Scholarships will cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate (3,825 per year): .
We hope there will be similar scholarships in 2013-14. Announcements are likely to be made in early 2013.
University of Reading PhD Studentships - every year
University studentships provide a stipend of around 13,600 per year and cover tuition fees at the rate for UK or EU students. A small number will provide a stipend and cover tuition fees at the full rate for international students. Application forms are usually available from December and closing dates usually fall in February.
Studentship application forms for 2012 entry are now available:
Applicants should read the summary of studentship information for . (PDF 120KB)
ESRC DTC studentships - every year
Postgraduate research students in Law may apply for a studentship funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The University of Reading is a member of the South-East Consortium Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) which offers 24 ESRC studentships a year across the DTC. Socio-legal studies is one of the ten ESRC-accredited disciplines. (Socio-legal studies are concerned with the social, political and economic influences on and impact of the law and the legal system, rather than focusing on the content, procedures, philosophy or history of the law). To be eligible for a studentship covering fees and paying a stipend of around 13,600 a year, applicants must ordinarily be citizens and residents and of the UK. Those from other EU countries may be eligible for a fees-only studentship. Application forms are usually available from December and closing dates usually fall in February. Links to forms and guidance for Law candidates can be found in the section above regarding the University of Reading Studentships.
Felix Scholarships - every year
Felix Scholarships pay full fees and provide a living allowance. The competition is open to candidates applying for a postgraduate masters or research degree who are either Indian nationals, or from a developing country. Additional eligibility criteria apply See Felix Scholarships. Application forms are usually available from December and closing dates usually fall in February. Please contact, Director of Postgraduate Research in the School of Law, before you apply.