Fees and Funding

Postgraduate Fees

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 and the Modern Law Review. Up to three School of Law scholarships are normally offered for students entering the PhD programme every year. These scholarships will cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate. Applicants receive assistance in applying to the University of Reading, ESRC DTC, AHRC DTP and Felix Scholarships.

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.

University of Reading PhD Studentships

University of Reading Research Studentships in Social Science

What is available?

For 2014/15, 5 full awards providing fees at the Home/EU rate and a maintenance grant (stipend), the current (2013/14) 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

ESRC DTC studentships

Postgraduate research students in Law may apply for a studentship funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). As part of the ESRC accredited South East Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), a number of studentship awards will be funded (starting October 2013) across the Universities that form the DTC partnership; these awards will provide funding to cover both fees and stipend.

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

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