Research degrees

Studentships are a funded opportunity which link to a specific research project.

Funding is is only available to PhD students working on that specific funded 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 get advertised below throughout the year and via the national press or on job websites. Appointments are then made following shortlisting and interviews.

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

Available studentships

Studentships are updated regularly so if you have missed a deadline, or there are no relevant opportunities at the moment, please check again soon.

ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP)

The North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership is one of fourteen DTPs in the UK, created by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

The NWSSDTP comprises the Universities of Liverpool, Keele, Lancaster, Manchester, and Central Lancashire, and provides Master’s and PhD students with access to funding and quality research training in social science disciplines.

UCLan funded Doctoral Training Centre for industry collaboration

We established our Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) for industry collaboration in 2022. The DTC supports fully-funded studentships across a broad range of subject domains. 

Discover more about the Doctoral Training Centre