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PhD Studentships

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Fully Funded PhD Studentships

A fully-funded Studentship includes a maintenance grant of £14,000 per year to contribute towards living expenses during the course of your research, as well as a fee waiver for 36 months. Associated costs - such as for fieldwork and conference attendance - will also be met under the Studentship.

We are looking for exceptional doctoral (PhD) students whose research interest complement our areas of research strength, as listed below:

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Faculty of Media & Communication

Faculty of Science & Technology

Who is eligible to apply for a BU Studentship?

The key criteria for applying for a BU Studentship are outlined below.

For fully funded studentships candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic potential with preferably a 1st class honours degree and/or a Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent Grade Point Average. An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) is essential for candidates for whom English is not their first language.

In addition to satisfying basic entry criteria, BU will look closely at the qualities, skills and background of each candidate and what they can bring to their chosen research project in order to ensure successful completion.

What else will you look for?

Each Studentship has its own criteria that candidates need to fulfil, in terms of knowledge and/or expertise. In addition, we will look closely at your qualities, skills and background to determine what you could bring to a specific research project.

How can I apply for a BU Studentship?

There are individual application deadlines for each BU Studentship, which are detailed on each studentship page. To apply, click the green Apply Now button on the Studenship page and complete our online application form. More information can be found on our How to apply pages.