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Tuition fees

PhD fees vary according to where you come from, whether you study full-time or part-time and where you are based during your degree.

Alumni discounts

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).

PhD funding

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.

Funding specific to mathematics and statistics PhDs

EPSRC Mathematics for our Future Climate Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)

Are you ready to be at the forefront of mathematical solutions for climate challenges? The Mathematics for our Future Climate Centre for Doctoral Training programme is an EPSRC-funded interdisciplinary initiative that harnesses the power of mathematics to address the urgent issues presented by climate change.

The CDT offers 4-year funded PhD studentships covering fees and a maintenance grant for living expenses. PhD project areas are split into mathematical theory and numerical modelling of fundamental oceanic and atmospheric processes, analysis of data and assimilation with weather and climate models, and mathematical applications related to the response to climate change.

Find out more about Mathematics for our Future Climate (CDT) studentships

NERC SCENARIO Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

You can apply for doctoral training and funding from the NERC SCENARIO DTP. These studentships include a wide range of opportunities for placements and training with external partners.

Find out more about NERC SCENARIO studentships

Other sources of funding

Other sources of funding can include:

  • individual awards to the student, made via the Department
  • project studentships, funded by grants held by a particular supervisor
  • CASE studentships, again held by a particular supervisor
  • studentships sponsored entirely by UK industry or research establishments.

Early application to the Department is recommended.

Studentships for PhD students

The University's Doctoral and Researcher College holds information about studentships and other funding available for postgraduate study.

Studentships are available for both UK and international students.

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Doctoral loans

You may be eligible to apply for a government-funded doctoral loan to fund your PhD.
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Alternative sources of funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is a database of less well-known sources of doctoral funding.

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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.

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