Fees and Funding

Postgraduate Fees

Please see postgraduate course fees for further information.

Funding

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 and the Modern Law Review.

School of Law PhD Scholarships

Up to three School of Law scholarships will be offered for students entering the PhD programme in 2014-15. Scholarships will cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate.  Applications are made through the normal University of Reading process.

How to apply for a PhD

University of Reading PhD Studentships in Arts, humanities and Social Sciences 

This scheme is open to UK and EU students.  For 2015/16 five full awards will be made.  these will provide fees at the Home/EU rate and a maintenance grant (stipend), the current level of which is £13,726 for full-time study. They also include a sum per annum for research training, which is made available via the School. Please see the information available via the link.

University Studentships in Arts, Humanities and Social Science

University of Reading International Research Studentships

This scheme is open to all international students. For 2014/15 the scheme will offer one full award, covering both fees and a maintenance grant, and six fees only studentships. The fees only studentships will only be awarded to projects falling within one of the University's strategic research themes. These are:

  • Climate and environmental change
  • Agriculture and food security
  • Health and well-being
  • Prosperity and resilience
  • Heritage, creativity and values

Please note that these themes are intended to be broadly interpreted across subject areas. Please see the information available via the link.

University International Research Studentships

AHRC DTP Studentships

UK/EU postgraduate research students in Law may apply for a studentship funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The School of Law is part of the AHRC accredited South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), which makes a number of studentship awards across the Universities that form the DTP. These awards will provide funding to cover both fees and stipend. Please see the information available via the link.

SWW AHRC DTP Studentships

ESRC DTC studentships

Uk/EU postgraduate research students in Law may apply for a studentship funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The School of Law is part of the ESRC accredited South East Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), which funds a number of studentship awards across the Universities that form the DTC partnership.  These awards will provide funding to cover both fees and stipend and in some cases (where a 1+3 award is made) cover the cost of Masters study.

DTC Studentships

Felix Scholarships

Felix Scholarships pay full fees and provide a living allowance. The competition is open to candidates applying for a postgraduate degree who are either Indian nationals, or from a developing country. Additional eligibility criteria apply. Please follow this link for more information.

Felix Scholarships

Modern Law Review Scholarships

The MLR scholarships are awarded to PhD candidates who have successfully completed their first year of PhD study and whose registration for the PhD programme has been confirmed. The School of Law may nominate one candidate per year who is undertaking research in an area covered by the MLR. Please follow the link for more information.

Modern Law Review Scholarships

Key Dates

If you are planning to apply for funding then you should be aware that strict deadlines apply for most competitions. Further, in order to have the best possible application and proposal, you are advised to contact the School PGR Director as soon as possible. Most competitions for September entry close at the beginning of January or February.

Competition

Application Deadline

Interviews

Decision Notified

School of Law Studentships

tbc

N/A

tbc

University of Reading PhD Studentships in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

2nd February 2015

N/A

tbc

University of Reading International Research Studentships

30th January 2015

N/A

tbc

AHRC DTP studentships

12th January 2015

w/c 9th March 2015

27th March 2015

ESRC DTC studentships

19th February 2015

N/A

By end March 2015

Felix Scholarships

tbc

tbc

tbc

MLR Scholarships

Tbc - usually around 1st May

N/A

tbc

 

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