University of Cumbria PhD Studentships

Six PhD Studentships, and four fees only bursaries

The University of Cumbria is currently offering research studentships including Full and Fees only bursaries across a number of subject areas. Successful applicants to full-time studentships will receive a stipend of £13,863 p.a. in addition to covering tuition fees.

The PhD Studentships are available to new UK/EU applicants registering for a research degree in the relevant subject starting in January 2016. The closing date for applications is 30th September 2015. Interviews will be during October and early November 2015.

Full studentships will be considered on a case-by-case basis and can support part-time research; however, priority will be given to those applying for full-time study. Applications for fees only bursaries will be accepted for part-time or full-time study.

The University of Cumbria excelled in the UK-wide Research Excellence Framework (REF) with results announced in December 2014 revealing that 80% of our research is rated as internationally recognised quality or higher and 7% classified as ‘world-leading’.

Lancaster University currently awards our research degrees.

The proposed projects are listed in the link below for information.  In the areas that more than one title is advertised we will offer a single studentship to the most suitable applicant. In preparing and developing your application, we recommend you contact the highlighted project lead for more detailed discussion of your research proposal.

How to apply

Complete the application form available at and submit along with your research proposal to no later than 30 September 2015. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

In the subject bar of your email application, you must state the title of the specific studentship or bursary to which you are applying.

Download more information about the University of Cumbria PhD studentships on offer, here:  new funded studentships for 2015-16

Details are also available on Find a PhD.