Applications are sought from exceptional UK and overseas graduates and are particularly welcome in the following areas:
business and management
cultural policy and management
engineering and mathematics
language and communication science
law, justice and journalism
nursing and midwifery
optometry and visual science
Additional School-based opportunities are also currently available. Details can be found here. Each University Doctoral Studentship provides:
An annual bursary (£15,000 for 2011/12, expected to rise in line with inflation in subsequent years)
A full tuition fee waiver
A one-off allowance of £1,000. This may be used across the three-year period to cover the cost of attending conferences, purchasing equipment or other activity in support of the research.
Continuation of the award after the first year is subject to confirmation from the relevant School of satisfactory progress by the student. Recipients will usually be expected to undertake some form of teaching support activity in their second and third years as part of the bursary arrangements, by agreement with the School concerned. Support for the development of research skills is also provided. Eligibility University Doctoral Studentships are available to:
Both UK/EU and overseas fee-paying students
New applicants who will be studying full-time
Research proposals are assessed on their research excellence or demonstrable potential, and the quality of the research proposal. Potential doctoral candidates are encouraged to discuss their proposal with the relevant staff member at the School to determine whether their research project can be accommodated. Details on the research interests of Schools are here.
Please note that while applications for research degrees at City can usually be made at any time of year, University Doctoral Studentships are awarded only once a year.