Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Fees and funding for research postgraduates

In this Section:

Full details of Posgraduate Research Fees are available on the main university website:

These fees apply to PhD, EdD, and integrated PhD and MA programmes. The fees for the Split-site PhD vary from the standard postgraduate research fees. You can obtain more information via Research Student Administration.

Please note that international postgraduate research students starting programmes of more than one year pay the same fixed fee for each year of their programme. This is designed to help students and families plan finances for the full length of the programme.

ESRC Studentships

The School is pleased to offer a number of research degree studentships as part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP).

The WRDTP is one of 14 new Doctoral Training Partnerships to be accredited by the ESRC in recognition of the high quality training and development it offers researchers across a broad range of subjects. A number of Open Competition Pathway PhD studentship awards are available, enabling successful applicants to commence their studies at the University of Leeds in October 2018. These are very prestigious, fully-funded studentships and will be awarded on academic merit.

Studentship applications are invited within the following broad areas:

  1. Cities, Environment, and Liveability
  2. Security, Conflict, and Justice
  3. Education, Childhood, and Youth
  4. Data, Communication, and New Technologies
  5. Wellbeing, Health, and Communities
  6. Sustainable Growth, Management, and Economic Productivity
  7. Civil Society, Development, and Democracy

In addition to these Pathway studentship awards, we welcome applications for Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) studentships from applicants who expect to use AQM in their research project and for Cross-Research Council studentships, available for applicants whose research project will transcend the intellectual disciplinary boundaries of the UK Government’s Research Councils.

The awards

All awards are available as either three year PhD (+3) or four year MA + PhD (1+3) studentships, depending on the level of research training already achieved, on a full-time or part-time basis. Whilst these awards are in the main only available to nationals from the UK and EU, a small number of AQM awards are open to applicants paying fees at the international rate.

Full awards (for eligible candidates) provide fees and maintenance at standard Research Council rates (£14,553 in Session 2017/18). EU applicants are normally eligible for a fees only award, unless they have been resident in the UK for a full 3 years immediately preceding the start date of the award. AQM awards include an enhanced stipend of £3,000 per annum for full-time PhD study.

Timescales and how to apply

Candidates for these studentships must firstly apply online for a postgraduate research programme in the School and be in possession of a Student ID Number in order to be eligible and then apply separately for a studentship award.

Full details about these studentships, including eligibility, regulations and how to apply can be found in this information sheet.

Research programme application deadline: 5pm 10 January 2018
Studentship application deadline: 5pm 24 January 2018

 

School of Education Research Scholarship

This is a full fee scholarship plus a contribution of £5,000 towards maintenance, available for UK/EU candidates, which can be used on any full-time or part-time course of study leading to a PhD degree in the School of Education, starting in September 2018.

The scholarship is awarded based on academic merit.

Conditions of the award

  • It is not open to individuals who are already holding another award which covers the payment of tuition fees in full or part, with the exception of the Alumni Bursary.
  • Receipt of the scholarship is conditional upon you commencing your period of study by registering no later than 1 October in the academic year for which the award is offered
  • Scholarships cannot be deferred to a later year.
  • If you are successful you must confirm acceptance of your offer of a place on a PhD programme and the scholarship award within two weeks of notification of the award otherwise the scholarship will be awarded to another applicant.

How to apply

Download the application form and return your completed application to pgresearch-enquiries@education.leeds.ac.uk by the closing date.

Closing date - 31 May 2018

School of Education International Research Scholarship

This is a full fee scholarship plus a contribution of £5,000 towards maintenance, available for international candidates, which can be used on any full-time or part-time course of study leading to a PhD degree in the School of Education, starting in September 2018.

The scholarship is awarded based on academic merit.

Conditions of the award

  • It is not open to individuals who are already holding another award which covers the payment of tuition fees in full or part.
  • Receipt of the scholarship is conditional upon you commencing your period of study by registering no later than 1 October in the academic year for which the award is offered.
  • Scholarships cannot be deferred to a later year.
  • If you are successful you must confirm acceptance of your offer of a place on a PhD programme and the scholarship award within two weeks of notification of the award otherwise the scholarship will be awarded to another applicant.

How to apply

Download the application form and return your completed application to pgresearch-enquiries@education.leeds.ac.uk by the closing date.

Closing date - 31 May 2018

Leeds Doctoral Scholarships

There are a number of Leeds Doctoral Scholarships available for 2018 entry, which can be used with projects from across the Faculty.

Value
Successful applicants will receive payment to cover their University tuition fees up to three years, along with a maintenance grant matching the Research Council UK rate (£14,553 for 2017/18).

Eligibility
To be eligible you must:

  • be a UK, EU or International fee paying applicant
  • have achieved at least a First Class (1) Honours degree or equivalent* in an appropriate subject at undergraduate level
  • meet the English language requirements of your programme of study if English is not your first language (UK/EU applicants – prior to or at registration; international applicants – by the relevant scholarship deadline)
  • not have already been awarded or currently be studying for a doctoral degree
  • not already be in receipt of a doctoral scholarship
  • have submitted a research degree application and be in receipt of a student ID number

*Candidates with a lower mark in their undergraduate degree will be considered if they have or are expected to receive a Distinction in a Masters programme relevant to their field of research, or if they can demonstrate relevant alternative experience (eg in industry or business).

How to apply

For more information on applying and the application form click here

Deadline: 1 June 2018

Alumni Postgraduate Bursary

Introduced in 2013, the Alumni Postgraduate Bursary is available to former University of Leeds students. Those who qualify are eligible for a 10 percent tuition fee bursary. The alumni bursary can be awarded in conjunction with other University of Leeds scholarships and awards as the 10 percent bursary is calculated based on the net fee remaining. If you are thinking of continuing your studies to postgraduate level, we would love for you to stay with us.

More information about the Alumni Bursary

Other University Scholarships

The University of Leeds also offers other general scholarships and awards for postgraduate research students. Visit Scholarships at Leeds for more information.

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