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Studentships are a funded opportunity which is linked to a specific research project (as in, it is only available to those PhD students working on that specific project) or one that is open to any applicants in a specified field. 

Most funding is for PhD places. Schemes vary and may provide either full cover or partial funding for tuition fees, and some may also include a maintenance grant. A list of schemes currently open will be advertised below throughout the year and via the national press or on websites such as  Appointments are then made following shortlisting and interview.

Please check individual awards for eligibility as current research students are not eligible to apply for our research studentships. 

Available studentships are displayed below. These are updated regularly so if you have missed a deadline, or there are no relevant opportunities at the moment, please make sure you check again soon.

UCLan funded Doctoral Training Centre for industry collaboration: inaugural PhD studentships

2022 sees the establishment of an internally funded Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Central Lancashire, which will support fully funded PhD studentships on an annual basis and with the first cohort joining us in September 2022.

The focus of the studentships is industry collaboration, with external organisations providing added value to the research projects supporting the professional development of each doctoral candidate. In addition, each studentship aligns with an area of existing research strength and strategic focus at UCLan and the achievement of regional and national R&D investment agendas for growth.

The Doctoral Training Centre will provide:

  • A bespoke cohort programme of training & development focused on research skills and professional development that aligns with impact agendas
  • An events programme to include external speakers, networking opportunities and careers support
  • Opportunities to undertake industrial placements
  • A dedicated support team – academic and administrative
  • Tuition fees paid, annual stipend and a fund to support research activities.

Available Doctoral Training Centre studentships are displayed below.

Current UCLan research students will not be eligible to apply for these research studentships.

More postgraduate research funding options