The University allocates around 150 entry awards each year in PhD studentships and bursaries, so there are many ways to access PhD funding. A studentship is usually a package that provides full funding for tuition fees and living costs.
If you've previously completed a degree with us, you’ll automatically receive our alumni discount (£1,500 off the cost of your tuition fees).
Studentships for international students
The University offers a number of funding opportunities if you are applying from outside the UK.
We suggest that you consider funding sources in your own country as well to increase your chances of securing finance.
Studentships for PhD students
The University's Graduate School holds information about studentships and other funding available for postgraduate study.
Studentships are available for both UK and international students. We suggest that international students consider funding sources in their own country as well to increase their chances of securing finance.
Main sources of funding for a History PhD
Alternative sources of funding
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is a database of less well-known sources of doctoral funding.
Supplement your income
You might consider part-time or casual work as a way to supplement your income during your studies. There are often vacancies at the University, which you can apply for through Campus Jobs.